Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, issued the following statement after the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced an indictment of former House Speaker Michael J. Madigan today on federal racketeering charges:
“Federal prosecutors have exposed how Speaker Madigan abused his power for personal and political gain. No one is above the law and today’s 22-count indictment demonstrates that. The indictment also vindicates the work of the Special Investigating Committee into Speaker Madigan’s misconduct back in 2020 led by the House Republican Caucus that was brushed off as political by the House Democratic Leadership. The crimes Speaker Madigan is alleged to have committed are a gross violation of public trust and yet another example of corruption in state government that must not be tolerated or allowed to occur ever again.”
Rep. Wheeler serves the 50th District which includes portions of Kane and Kendall Counties.