Rep. Wilhour Says Justice Being Served with “ComEd Four” Guilty Verdicts

Rep. Blaine Wilhour speaks to the press on Tuesday about the ComEd Corruption and Legislative Priorities.

State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) is issuing the following statement on the ComEd Four guilty verdicts today.

“When everyday citizens have the opportunity to see how business in Springfield gets done, people go to prison.

Justice is being served with this guilty verdict, but the question needs to be asked, what will change in Springfield as a result of these convictions? If recent history is any indication, the answer is nothing. The influence peddling is as bad as it ever has been. Self-dealing, influence peddling, and backroom cronyism are the norm, not the exception, in Illinois.

Our state was held hostage to special interests before the ComEd Four went to trial, and we are still being held hostage. When Former Speaker Michael Madigan goes to jail, we will know things are really serious.

If we are going to move forward with credibility in this state, we need to enact the toughest anti-corruption laws in the nation to ensure these corrupt scumbags never have power over the citizens of Illinois again.”