Pritzker: Illinois Speaker ‘Must Resign’ if Allegations True

CHICAGO (AP) Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan “must resign” if allegations of corruption are true against the state’s most powerful fellow Democrat.

A spokeswoman for Madigan denied wrongdoing after the U.S. Attorney’s office said ComEd agreed to pay $200 million, to resolve a federal criminal investigation into a long-running bribery scheme that implicates Madigan…believed to be known as “Public Official A” in court documents.

Over the weekend several Republicans, and even some Democrats called on Madigan to step down.