A slew of ex-state lawmakers face criminal charges, but critics question whether proposed reforms are enough for Illinois’ ‘very vibrant culture of corruption’

Dan Petrella, Jenny Whidden  |  May 3, 2021

By Dan Petrella and Jenny Whidden, includes “… While some lawmakers have noted that the onetime colleagues who’ve been ensnared in the federal probe have been charged with breaking laws that are already on the books, the wide-ranging investigation has brought attention to a number of issues that make Illinois rife for potential corruption. … The investigation cast a spotlight on ComEd’s long-standing practice of hiring former lawmakers and Madigan staffers as lobbyists, who are required to register with the state, and as consultants, who are not.”

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