(WBBM Newsradio) — A state lawmaker has been cleared of sexual harassment allegations, but he did get a reprimand.
WBBM’s Rob Hart explains.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Illinois: 268 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 Additional Deaths; 52% Of Adults Fully Vaccinated
The Special Legislative Inspector General determined that state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, did not engage in sexual harassment while working with a victim’s right advocate.
Denise Rotheimer said Silverstein made unwanted comments about her appearance, while sending her hundreds of Facebook messages and phone calls.READ MORE: Chicago Police Sergeant Struck By Hit-And-Run Driver
I-G Julie Porter did find that Silverstein behaved in a manner unbecoming of a legislator and recommended the lawmaker get ethics counseling.
Silverstein tells the Chicago Tribune he’s grateful for the finding and will focus on his family and re-election.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 9 Others Injured In Mass Shooting On South Side
Before the report was released, Rotheimer said the investigation was rigged in Silverstein’s favor.