RFI in the News

One bad apple? Reform needed after Madigan indictment

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan was interviewed on WTTW about the reforms needed in Illinois politics after former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s indictment, including stronger campaign finance rules, an improved Legislative Inspector General office, more limitations on outside employment for legislators, and stronger ethics laws. 

“Certainly he’s not the only person in Illinois to get indicted for public corruption even in the last few months. We’ve just seen this grim litany of investigations, indictments, convictions, plea deals from a wide range of local and state officials,” Kaplan said. “It’s not a case of just one example or just one bad apple. This is a system that needs to be changed.”

Watch the interview here.



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