Illinois watchdog’s report of ‘serious misconduct’ was ‘squashed’ by panel of lawmakers

By Joe Tabor
02/07/2020
Illinois’ legislative inspector general investigates complaints against state lawmakers, but a commission of their peers can – and did – bury those findings, the former inspector said. A new bill would change that.

TAGS: corruption, ethics, ethics violation, ILGA: Illinois General Assembly, Illinois, Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform, Jonathan Carroll, Julie Porter, Legislative Ethics Commission, Legislative Inspector General, OEIG: Office of the Executive Inspector General, sexual harrassment, Springfield, transparency, watchdog

FBI investigating suburban Illinois township road commissioner

By Vincent Caruso
01/24/2020
An ongoing corruption probe targeting Illinois officeholders has shown there’s no unit of government too small to invite the attention of federal investigators.

TAGS: Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale Township, conflict of interest, corruption, ethics, FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation, federal investigation, fees, Illinois, JB Pritzker, Legislative Inspector General, red light cameras, revolving door, transparency