The former 25th Ward alderman became a mole for prosecutors, wearing a hidden device to record conversations with ex-House Speaker Michael Madigan and Ald. Ed Burke, 14th.
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Madigan was indicted on March 2 and faces a series of 22 racketeering charges alleging he helmed a massive criminal enterprise over the better part of a decade. He was implicated in the ComEd deferred prosecution agreement as being the beneficiary of financial and other favors to close associates in exchange for favorable legislation “used to determine the electricity rates ComEd charged its customers.” He has denied any wrongdoing.
Burke was charged in May 2019 in a 19-count indictment that accuses him of corruptly soliciting property tax appeals work for his private law firm as well as attempting to help a Northwest Side developer receive sign permitting for a planned liquor store after the developer said he would hire Burke’s firm. Burke pleaded not guilty.
Solis announced in 2018 he would not seek re-election to the City Council.
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