Friday, September 27, 2019

Illinois corruption watch: FBI raids village halls in McCook and Lyons

The plethora of federal raids of government officials in the Chicago area is centered on the Southwest Side and the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Who lives around there? Boss Michael Madigan, the chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party and the speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for 34 of the last 36 years.

From CBS Chicago:
Federal agents raided the village halls in southwest suburban McCook and neighboring Lyons on Thursday, the FBI confirmed.

The FBI also raided Getty Insurance on Ogden Avenue in Lyons, which according to the Village of Lyons website is owned by the family of Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty. The mayor serves as president of the agency.

It was unclear Thursday afternoon whether Getty was personally a target of the investigation.
The FBI Chicago office confirmed agents were “conducting an authorized law enforcement action” at the McCook and Lyons village halls, but declined further comment.

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