The Illinois House Special Investigating Committee did little that was special or investigative before ending their probe of Mike Madigan.
It’s the third time in 20 years a committee has been formed to investigate misconduct by a state lawmaker. Day 1 was brief.
Hiding lobbyist payments led to a felony indictment in October against Lake Forest’s longtime former city manager. His plea bargain drops the felony and could eventually leave his record clean.
State police executed the search warrant in an attempt to find evidence of criminal behavior by former Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks.
The former deputy aviation commissioner had an undisclosed position as a sales representative for SafeSpeed LLC. The red-light camera vendor keeps emerging in federal probes.
Cullerton and House Speaker Mike Madigan have held office in the Illinois General Assembly for nearly 90 years combined.
As the Sandoval scandal develops, Illinoisans should be careful not to confuse personnel changes for reform.