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     July 23, 2020      #94-205 KDJ

Scott Reeder: Madigan likely to weather latest

By Scott Reeder

SPRINGFIELD — “Implicated but not charged.”

That’s how Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan was described in news story after news story since federal prosecutors and Commonwealth Edison entered into a plea deal Friday.

In a nutshell, ComEd, the huge utility serving Chicago and much of northern Illinois, has admitted to bribing Madigan, and has agreed to pay $200 million and to cooperate with federal investigators for at least the next three years.

But no Commonwealth Edison executives are going to prison.

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