“The indictment of former long-time Speaker Madigan’s chief of staff underscores the desperate need to pass anti-corruption legislation in the next five days,” said Press Secretary for Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie. “Senate Republicans have introduced multiple pieces of legislation this session, including a comprehensive anti-corruption package that would empower the Illinois Attorney General to investigate and prosecute corruption on the state level instead of waiting for the federal government to intervene.
“Public corruption is not a victimless crime. It has been holding Illinoisans back from the functioning, transparent government they deserve for far too long. The Senate Republican Caucus is again calling on the Senate Democrats to allow the General Assembly to vote on a package that would help discourage and punish public corruption in this state for years to come.
“The people of Illinois need action and they need it right now.”