Former Speaker Madigan Indicted on Corruption Charges

Springfield, IL… Wednesday afternoon, federal prosecutors announced the indictment of former Illinois Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan. In response, State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) offered the following reaction:

“Today we learned of the indictment of Mike Madigan. One of the main reasons I ran for state representative was to root out the corruption permeating Springfield. With today’s announcement of charges of bribery and racketeering, the people of Illinois can rest easier. There is still a ways to go. Better reforms must be enacted, but it’s safe to say today was a long time coming.”