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Gov. J.B. Pritzker deflects on corruption as state Sen. Emil Jones III resigns leadership and committee posts after federal bribery charges

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2022
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Erin Hooley / Chicago Tribune

Democratic state Sen. Emil Jones III resigned from his leadership post and committee chairmanship Wednesday, a day after he was hit with federal bribery charges that again pushed public corruption to center stage as Gov. J.B. Pritzker and fellow Democrats seek to keep control of state government in the November election.

At a campaign event Wednesday morning on the Far Northwest Side, Pritzker sought to portray pervasive political corruption in Illinois as a bipartisan problem rather than one endemic to Democrats.

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