Rep. Schmidt Statement on Illinois Corruption Trial, Mapes Guilty Verdict

State Representative Kevin Schmidt issued the following statement in Illinois’ most recent corruption trial verdict of Tim Mapes, former House Speaker Mike Madigan’s closest ally:

“The conviction of another top aide to former House Speaker Michael Madigan illustrates why Illinois needs ethics reform to root out corruption in state government once and for all. The fact that no meaningful action was taken on ethics during the 2023 legislative session despite the guilty verdict in the ComEd Four trial this spring is completely unacceptable. With Speaker Madigan’s trial looming in the coming months, when will House Democrats start taking this issue seriously and work with us to pass the ethics reforms we all know Illinois needs?”