Sen. Terry Link, D-Indian Creek, is stepping down, as he announced his resignation in a letter filed to the Secretary of the Senate Friday. The letter said, “Dear Secretary [Tim] Anderson: I, Terry Link, do hereby resign the Office of State Senator, 30th Legislative District, effective September 12, 2020 at 9:00 am. Thank you, Very Truly Yours, Terry Link.”
Link has represented the 30th district in the Illinois Senate 1997. The 30th district includes all or part of the municipalities of Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Green Oaks, Lincolnshire, Mundelein, North Chicago, Riverwoods, Wheeling, Vernon Hills and Waukegan.
Link is facing federal tax evasion charges and was indicted last month for taxes owed from 2016, according to a charging document filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. At that time, he resigned his position with the Legislative Ethics Commission.
Last year, Link denied he was the lawmaker who wore a wire for federal prosecutors that led prosecutors to file bribery charges against former state Rep. Luis Arroyo in 2019, despite media reports that he did.
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