House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) tells reporters Monday that he’s urging State Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) following his arrest on corruption charges. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

Instead of making the trip down to Springfield for the first day of fall Veto Session on Monday, State Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) was 200 miles north in a Chicago federal courtroom being arraigned after his Friday arrest on corruption charges.

Arroyo is accused of offering to bribe to a state senator by paying him $2,500 a month in exchange for the senator’s support on legislation involving “sweepstakes machines,” a type of gaming machine operating outside of state regulation. According to the criminal complaint, the legislation would benefit one of Arroyo’s clients that he lobbies for in his side business, Spartacus 3 LLC.

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