Sen. Fowler statement regarding Madigan indictment

State Senator Dale Fowler has released the following statement after the indictment announcement of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan Wednesday:

“While today’s news was long awaited and no surprise considering our state’s history with public corruption, it further solidifies the greater need for ethics reform across our state.

“With four weeks left of the Spring legislative session there is still plenty of time to beef up ethics reform in our state. My Republican colleagues have filed meaningful ethics reform legislation and while the Feds did a tremendous job, I hope today’s announcement is proof enough to the Majority party that we should be empowering officials here in Illinois to investigate and prosecute corruption so we don’t have to continuously rely on federal investigators.”

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