Wilcox Urges Congress to Give $200 Million Com Ed Fine to Electric Users

From State Rep. Craig Wilcox:

Wilcox urges Congress to return ComEd fine to ratepayers

Craig Wilcox

Springfield, IL. — Senator Wilcox is a chief cosponsor of a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to return ComEd’s $200 million fine to their ratepayers in Illinois either through direct payments or by directing the funds to the Illinois Commerce Commission for distribution to ratepayers. 

As residents have come to learn, ComEd is paying a $200 million criminal fine as part of a federal investigation into a years-long bribery scheme in the State involving jobs, contracts, and payments.

“The real victims of ComEd’s fraudulent behavior are their consumers, the hard-working families of Illinois,” said Wilcox (R-McHenry). 

“It is only fair that any financial restitution ComEd is required to pay as part of their admission of guilt goes to those most directly impacted, their customers.”

The $200 million fine will be deposited in the federal treasury, and the U.S. Congress has the ability to direct where those funds are sent.

Senate Resolution 1290 was filed July 29.

Once adopted by the Illinois Senate, copies will be delivered to the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, the U.S. Senate Minority Leader, the U.S. Speaker of the House, the U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader, and all members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation.  


Wilcox Urges Congress to Give $200 Million Com Ed Fine to Electric Users — 9 Comments

  1. Is it common for congress to have to babysit states on their own matters?

    Is it constitutional for congress to intervene in some agreement made in a state court?

    I agree with Wilcox’s sentiment that the money should go to the people, but I just have trouble believing congress is going to take this up.

    They seem sort of busy with this pandemic thing, and a lot of people throughout the country don’t feel any sympathy for Illinois.

    Their attitude is that we have stupid voters who elect stupid people, and we get what we deserve.

  2. Why doesn’t Wilcox submit a bill to bar the voting by convicted felons and incarcerated misdemeanants?

    And a bill to up the sentences of persons convicted of electoral fraud?

  3. How about a bill that will revoke the rate hikes back to 2011.

    My electric bill has doubled since then.

  4. Commonwealth Edison only serves northern Illinois, which makes it a state issue.

    The US Congress won’t be involved. 😑

    Correcting and Lee are correct. 😁

  5. ** Is it constitutional for congress to intervene in some agreement made in a state court?**


    The ComEd case is in federal court.

  6. Well that will make up some of the 40million congress charged us to investigate the BS on trump and Russia !

  7. OK, thanks for pointing that out, Shake.

    To be honest, I don’t follow this story closely AT ALL because I don’t need a story about ComEd paying a fine to know that Madigan is corrupt.

    It’s still not clear that Wilcox’s effort is constitutional or that either the state senate or the U.S. Congress have any interest in this though, but I’m sure you’ll give us the updates on your blog, “Shake.”

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