Rep. Windhorst Reacts to “ComEd Four” Trial Guilty Verdicts

 METROPOLIS – House Republican Floor Leader and State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) reacted to the news of guilty verdicts handed down today by a Federal jury in the case of four former Commonwealth Edison executives accused of wrongdoing in a sweeping federal investigation into the corruption of former House Speaker Mike Madigan.

 “I followed this trial closely and was disturbed at the casual nature with which ComEd officials corruptly attempted to influence former Speaker Mike Madigan. Mike Madigan is gone, but the stain left by his decades of corruption remains because we have not taken appropriate action to clean up our ethics laws. I have long sponsored legislation that would prevent legislators from serving as lobbyists, stop the revolving door, and allow Illinois’ Legislative Inspector General the latitude it needs to issue subpoenas and stamp out corruption.”