Chesney calls out Democrats complicit role in hiding Madigan’s corruption

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) was one of the three original petitioners to begin the process of investigating the corruption of House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, a move which eventually led to his resignation.

Today, it was announced at a Joint Press Conference of the US Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) hosted a press conference announcing the indictment of former House Speaker Michael Madigan after leading a “criminal enterprise” for more than a decade of his final years of public service.

“I not only stood up to call out Madigan’s corruption, but I helped initiate a process to try to remove him from the Speakership as well as his seat in the Illinois General Assembly. Unfortunately, the Illinois House Democrats killed our investigation and helped allow Madigan to quietly walk out the back door of public service. They swept the allegations under the rug to allow Madigan a dignified exit. Shame on them for not calling out his corruption as wrong and hurtful to Illinois taxpayers. Working families are who have paid the cost for this corruption in Illinois,” said State Representative Andrew Chesney. “More work is needed to investigate Madigan’s ties and corrupt dealings with current Democrat elected officials.”

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