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Ethics Panel to Investigate Speaker Madigan
Ethics Panel to Investigate Speaker Madigan

House Speaker Michael Madigan’s request to be investigated by the Legislative Ethics Commission is being granted.

Legislative inspector general Tom Homer’s office says the commission voted Thursday to investigate whether Madigan and fellow Democratic state Reps. Luis Arroyo and Elizabeth Hernandez interfered with Metra personnel matters.

Madigan last week wrote a letter to the bipartisan commission encouraging it to investigate the circumstances surrounding his involvement in supporting a Metra supervisor’s recommendation to give an employee a raise.

Madigan says he’s confident he did nothing inappropriate.