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State lawmakers putting together ethics reforms have not met since the first week of March, when the coronavirus ended gatherings.
Illinois’ political leadership learned nothing from the Blagojevich nightmare. And now it may be coming back to bite them.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker appointed a former state lawmaker to his panel on ethics and lobbying. Trouble was, the lawmaker had recently worked as a lobbyist.
Focus too much on single aspects of Illinois corruption and the big picture will be lost, along with chances to fix the problems.