Gov. JB Pritzker laid down the party line.
House Speaker Mike Madigan should resign “if” the allegations in the Com Ed agreement were true.
Now the Chicago Tribune takes Democrats to task for not being bold enough to call for Madigan’s resignation from the Speakership and the Democratic Party.
If they won’t insist that Madigan go until they know everything about his conduct, then they’re admitting that milking Madigan for campaign money and political muscle means more to them than living by the good-government platitudes they love to mouth.
The editorial calls it, “The Silence of the Dems.”
Illinois does need ethics reforms. But mostly it needs politicians who display — and demand —ethical leadership.