WBEZ Investigations

Power Players

The federal investigation into ComEd and Illinois politicians.

Commonwealth Edison is at the center of a sprawling federal corruption investigation connected to one of Illinois’ most powerful politicians. In July 2020, the state’s largest utility admitted that it gave contracts to political allies of Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan in exchange for favorable government actions, including the passage of laws favorable to ComEd’s business interests. Madigan himself has not been charged, but a handful of former top ComEd executives and lobbyists have been indicted.

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