Illinois State Senator Facing Federal Tax Charge Resigns

An Illinois state Senator facing a federal tax charge is resigning.  Senator Terry Link filed a letter of resignation Friday.  He was charged in federal court in August with filing a false tax return in 2016.  The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the 73-year-old Democrat cooperated in a 2019 investigation against then-State Representative Luis Arroyo, hoping for a reduced sentence on the tax charge.  Link had represented the 30th District since 1997.