Ex-alderman agrees to pay Foley Lardner with campaign money

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By Celeste Bott (March 25, 2022, 8:25 p.m. EDT) – A former Chicago alderman did not violate Illinois election code when he dipped into his campaign fund to pay for Foley’s legal aid & Lardner LLP after being asked to assist the federal government in its thorough investigation into public corruption in Illinois, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

In a 4-0 decision, the justices found there were limited circumstances in which the plain language of Illinois’ campaign disclosure and regulatory provisions allow campaign money to be used for pay legal fees, in this case incurred by Daniel Solis while assisting prosecutors investigating public corruption and recording other…

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