Rep. Niemerg Statement on Indictment of Former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan

State Rep. Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) made the following statement regarding the indictment this afternoon by U.S. Attorney John Lausch of former House Speaker and Democratic Party Chairman, Michael J. Madigan and his associate Mike McClain:

“I applaud the tireless work of the U.S. Attorney’s office, the FBI and the IRS in continuing to go where this corruption case investigation takes them involving former Speaker Mike Madigan and his associates. In this current 22-count indictment, Madigan and his associate Mike McClain are named but U.S. Attorney Lausch also said they have more work ahead. I came to the General Assembly to change the business-as-usual attitude and help bring respectability, accountability and trust back to our government. I will continue to fight for a better Illinois for our families through better public policies to help clean up corruption in Illinois.”