As bombshell trial nears, new details emerge in alleged plot by ComEd to influence Michael Madigan
Former House Speaker Michael Madigan speaks during a meeting where a replacement was chosen as the new state representative on Feb. 25, 2021, at the Balzekas Museum in West Lawn. - Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — Two months ahead of trial, federal prosecutors late Tuesday revealed new details of wiretapped conversations and other evidence they intend to use against four people accused in an alleged bribery scheme between Commonwealth Edison and then-House Speaker Michael Madigan. Among the new revelations: — A ComEd lawyer is expected to testify that the man accused of orchestrating the scheme, ex-lobbyist Michael McClain, had such a longstanding and close relationship with Madigan that he was sometimes referred to within ComEd as a “double agent.” — Agents who searched McClain’s personal veh...