Rep. Luis Arroyo, Charged With Bribery, Resigns From Illinois House

Chicago News USA
by Todd Feurer, CBS Chicago web producer

CHICAGO (CBS) — State Rep. Luis Arroyo, a Chicago Democrat, has resigned from the Illinois House, four days after he was arrested on federal charges accusing him of bribing a state senator.

Arroyo’s resignation comes just hours before a special House investigative committee hearing had been scheduled to begin the process of possibly removing him from office.

“It has been a sincere honor and a true privilege to serve the people of the state of Illinois as its State Representative from the Third District. In doing so I took great pride in being a strong independent voice from my constituents,” Arroyo wrote in his letter to Madigan.

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