Feds subpoenaed Harmon's office for docs on Chinatown property

  • Illinois Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, gavels out to close the session after taking the oath to become the next Senate President in January.

    Illinois Senate President Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, gavels out to close the session after taking the oath to become the next Senate President in January. Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP

 
 
Updated 9/5/2020 10:02 PM

Federal authorities subpoenaed Illinois Senate President Don Harmon's office earlier this summer as part of the expansive public corruption probe that has roiled the highest levels of city and state politics.

Chicago U.S. Attorney John Lausch's office demanded Harmon turn over any documents related to a parcel of land at Cermak Road and Wentworth Avenue. That state-owned property was one topic of a conversation secretly recorded by the FBI in 2014 involving Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, former 25th Ward Ald. Danny Solis and two Chinatown businessmen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

One of those businessmen has since been charged with fraud, while Solis was revealed to have worn a wire for the feds.

• See more of the report by the Chicago Sun-Times at chicago.suntimes.com.

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