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Embattled State Senator Martin Sandoval resigns Wednesday

A state lawmaker who appears to be in the crosshairs of federal investigators will resign Jan. 1.
Sen. Martin Sandoval, D-Cicero, hasn’t made a public appearance – including skipping all of the Illinois General Assembly’s veto session this fall – since the FBI raided his home and Springfield and legislative offices on Sept. 24.
Sandoval’s resignation letter:

“It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve the State of Illinois and fight on behalf of the good people of the Southwest-Side of Chicago/Suburban West Cook,” Sandoval wrote in a resignation letter submitted Wednesday, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday when it’s easier for news to go under the radar. “Respect for my constituents and the Senate has convinced me that this action is necessary in order to proceed without distraction to the important work that needs to be accomplished for working families throughout the state of Illinois in the future.”
According to the search warrant served on Sandoval’s Springfield office, information on utility giants ComEd and Exelon is among the material the feds are interested in.
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