SPRINGFIELD – May 23, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today released a statement regarding United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald’s announcement that he will step down.
“I thank Patrick Fitzgerald for all the hard work he and the U.S. Attorney’s office have done to root out and prosecute corruption in Illinois.”
“He has made Illinois a more ethical state by bringing justice to those who betrayed the public’s trust.
“On behalf of the people of Illinois, I hope his successor will live up to the high standard he has set for all public officials.”