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State Representative Avery Bourne has been keeping busy. Earlier, Representative Bourne called on the Speaker of the house, Mike Madigan to resign. On Thursday she amplified that request by signing on as a co-sponsor for legislation that would officially strip Madigan of his role of House Speaker and called for a new vote for Speaker of the House.


Bourne said, “ComEd has admitted that the facts of the case are true, and has agreed to pay an exorbitant sum to make partial restitution for their role in this corrupt scheme to benefit Speaker Madigan. They admitted they paid out $1.3 million to gain favor with the Speaker so their controversial bills would get passed. Those facts are not in dispute.”


Representative Bourne also called out Governor JB Pritzker on his new restrictions for recreational sports, including schools. Representative Bourne said she is frustrated at the lack of consultation with the legislature.


She says the issue is that people just haven’t been consulted and Governor Pritzker is doing things on his own.



The Governor is set to restrict sports play on August 15th. 

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