I’ve watched the only two hearings of the inaptly named McHenry County Ethics Commission.
In the first, the Commission gave permission to county employees to use their county email accounts for campaigning.
In the second, the Commission gave permission to county employees to use county office space to promote their campaigns.
Now comes a Saturday article in the Chicago Tribune announcing a $100,000 fine for a former Rod Blagojevich appointee who violated the “revolving door” rule which prohibits top state employees from going to work for taking jobs with state contractors within a year after leaving the state payroll.
Actually, the “fine” was a “settlement” with the Attorney General’s Office with no admission of guilt.
But, don’t you think state bureaucrats will get the message?