Bushnell is willing to pay $40,000 to settle a case with the Illinois Commerce Commission over a gas leak that led to a house explosion at 519 N. Washington in November 2009.
The ICC investigation determined a contractor damaged a gas line and a sewer line. That allowed natural gas to flow into the sewer and into the house. The resident reported the odor to the city. The natural gas ignited. No one was injured.
The ICC alleges the city did not respond properly. The commission cited the city for nine violations.
Illinois is known as the Land of Lincoln but it could just as easily be called the Land of Graft.
Illinois is the second most corrupt state -- and Chicago is the city with the most public corruption -- according to a report released by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs.
The report said there have been more than 1,500 corruption convictions in the federal district dominated by Chicago since 2010.