Rep. Meier Renews Calls for Ethics Reform Ahead of Corruption Trial

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is renewing his call for the Democrat controlled legislature to join House Republicans by enacting stronger anti-corruption reforms ahead of the corruption trial of indicted former House Speaker Michael Madigan’s chief of staff Tim Mapes. Mapes is on trial for lying to federal investigators in the US Government’s sweeping probe of Madigan’s corrupt relationship with utility giant Com-Ed.

“During my time in the Illinois legislature, I saw firsthand the Madigan Machine working on an agenda that politically benefited the Democrat party. I’m glad to see this case is finally proceeding forward and justice in Illinois will prevail. This case is yet another example of why we need stronger anti-corruption laws in the state.”

Jury selection begins today, August 7 in the trial of former Madigan chief of staff Tim Mapes, the trial is being held at the Dirksen United States Courthouse located in Chicago.