SPRINGFIELD – In response to the conclusion of the infamous “ComEd Four” trial, State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) released the following statement:
“I have called the federal investigation of Mike Madigan a disgrace to our chamber and yesterday’s actions indict the culture of corruption that thrived under his inner circle. The public has now seen how influence was peddled for personal gain and self-dealing under Democrat supermajority control. Given the evidence at trial, is it any wonder the Republicans have spent so much of the last 15 years in the superminority.
“It’s obvious the Democrats will not police themselves and the taxpayers of Illinois cannot wait for comprehensive ethics reform any longer. Democrats need to get serious, work with Republicans on the ethics reform for which we have advocated for many years, restore the broken trust with the residents of Illinois and allow Illinoisans to fairly pick who represents them in Springfield after these shameful abuses of power.”