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Illinois legislative ethics commission under fire for neglecting complaints

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) -- The ethics commission that oversees the Illinois General Assembly has been hit with a complaint for neglecting to follow through with their duties for years, with the question being, "Who's going to investigate them?" A complaint was filed with the Illinois Legislative Ethics Commission and Inspector General Julie Porter on Wednesday by anti-violence advocate Denise Rotheimer, citing that the eight-lawmaker commission broke state statute by failing to appoint an acting legislative inspector general for three years, […]

todayJanuary 5, 2018

Decision 2018

New sexual harassment policy at state Capitol ‘puts fox in charge of henhouse’

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) -- Lawmakers passed bills, took classes and made endorsed statements saying the culture of sexual harassment in Springfield was on its way to finally being addressed. But others say it wasn’t near enough to persuade victims to come forward. A week after laws were fast-tracked by House Speaker Michael Madigan to ensure they would address the problem of harassment in the state Capitol, Denise Rotheimer, who in October alleged months of inappropriate behavior by state Sen. Ira […]

todayNovember 14, 2017 1

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