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The Investigative Committee looking into an alleged bribery scheme involving Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and ComEd met for the first time on Thursday. Dixon State Rep. Tom Demmer is the Republican Spokesperson for the committee.

Demmer says Thursday's meeting was mostly for housekeeping items.

Speaker Madigan is accused of using his influence in the Illinois House to pass legislation favorable to ComEd. His representatives have denied wrongdoing. Demmer says the actions of the investigative committee are somewhat independent of law enforcement.

Demmers says the committee, made up of three Democrats and three Republicans, will meet regularly. He's not sure yet on any kind of timeline.

The committee is asking for voluntary cooperation from the parties involved in the investigation, but can issue subpoenas.

ComEd has been cooperating in the federal investigation. It was announced in July that the company will pay $200-million in fines.

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