Heather Steans, a 12-year veteran of the state senate from Lake Forest [now Chicago], said the case against ComEd undermines the public trust, and therefore, she said, Madigan should resign his Speaker’s post.
In a statement she released, Steans said the admission earlier this month by ComEd paints “a sordid picture of bribery, influence peddling and insider-dealing at the highest levels.”
“I think there is a culture that needs to be changed [in Springfield] and that start’s with leadership,” Steans said
Still no McHenry County Democrats willing to take the same step.
McHenry County has prominent local Democrats:
McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks, who voted for Madigan to be House Speaker nine times.
Democratic Party Chair’s Association Chair Kristina Zahorik.
McHenry County Board member Suzanne Ness, who is running for State Rep.
McHenry County Board member Michael Vijuk.
McHenry County Board member Carlos Acosta.
McHenry County Board member Paula Yensen.
So far, the Northwest Herald does not think it newsworthy to ask these Democrats think Mike Madigan should resign as House Speaker and head of the Democratic Party.