Message of the Day – An Oxymoron

“Legislative Ethics Commission”

That’s it.

And proving that it is an oxymoron is the twelve-month time limit for considering complaints while there has been no Legislative Inspector General to process complaints that go to the Legislative Ethics Commission in a timely fashion.

The position has been vacant since 2014.

The previous Legislative Inspector General was former State Rep. Tom Homer, a Democrat from Peoria and ally of House Speaker Mike Madign.

State Senator Karen McConnaughay, a member of the Commission.

A piece by the Illinois News Network writes this about McConnaughay:

“McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, says she feels ethics commissioners were misled because IGO administrative staff repeatedly told them there were no active cases.”

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