Ill. Inspector General calls for more legislative ethics laws - – Rockford’s News Leader

Illinois Inspector General calls for more legislative ethics laws


The top ethics officer for the Illinois General Assembly is calling for stronger rules to govern lawmakers, including open records on when they recommend a constituent for admission to a university or for a job.

Inspector General Tom Homer sent a letter to legislators Friday asking them to adopt laws that would have state agencies track and publicly release lawmakers' recommendations.

The letter came a week after Homer ended an investigation into recommendations made by House Speaker Michael Madigan and two other House Democrats to the Metra Transit agency. He found no wrongdoing.

In addition, Homer repeated previous requests to make the inspector general's findings of wrongdoings by lawmakers public. They are normally kept secret.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at