* Greg Hinz…
The evolving federal probe into Commonwealth Edison’s Springfield lobbying has claimed a major civic victim, with Jay Doherty out as head of the City Club of Chicago, the politically connected public policy forum.
But check this out…
“The only thing I’ve heard is that various people were working for Commonwealth Edison and he seems to have been the point person in taking care of that, making sure W-2s were filed and so forth,” [City Club Chairman Ed Mazur] said.
Mazur’s reference is to recent stories and talk from political insiders that Doherty served as a conduit or vehicle to provide compensation for friends and associates of Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, whose help was crucial to ComEd’s advancing its extensive agenda in Springfield.
One source close to the probe into ComEd, which has been subpoenaed for records related to its activities in Springfield, says Doherty had more than 100 people drawing funds that originated with ComEd on his payroll, some in positions that involved little actual work.
Greg also has the resignation letter and other stuff, so go read the rest.