SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former state executive inspector general will investigate the Illinois House of Representatives after several sexual harassment scandals.
House Speaker Michael Madigan announced Monday that he and eight women legislators selected Maggie Hickey to review House operations and procedures.READ MORE: Woodstock Woman's Car Gets Damaged, Then Insurance Company Refuses To Pay Because She Called Police 2 Hours Too Late
The appointment follows sexual harassment complaints against two of the Madigan’s top associates in the past month. Rep. Lou Lang stepped down as deputy majority leader and House Clerk Timothy Mapes resigned .READ MORE: Woman Struck By Stray Bullet, Critically Wounded While Inside Her Home In Zion
The 53-year-old Hickey’s contract with the House pays $500 per hour. Hickey was inspector general over the governor’s office for 2 1/2 years before joining a private Chicago law firm in March.
Reps. Kelly Burke, Deb Conroy, Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Lisa Hernandez, Camille Lilly, Theresa Mah and Ann Williams joined Madigan in selecting Hickey from among several candidates.MORE NEWS: At Least 4 People Killed, 20 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago
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