WBEZ Investigations

Power Players

The federal investigation into ComEd and Illinois politicians.

Utility giant Commonwealth Edison and its parent company, Exelon, are at the center of a sprawling federal corruption investigation. WBEZ’s Government & Politics Team has revealed the feds are probing whether the companies hired politically-connected contractors and employees – some of whom did little or no work – in exchange for favorable government actions, including electricity rate hikes. It’s just one of several federal probes that have reverberated through Illinois government in recent months that WBEZ is following.

Following the latest developments here.