SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Leaders of the state’s major political parties are embracing a report’s recommendations to end sexual harassment in Illinois government.

The Illinois Anti-Harassment, Equality and Access Panel issued the report Wednesday. It suggests that parties help elect more women to public office, only fund campaigns with strict anti-harassment policies, set up an independent process to investigate complaints and more.

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Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan assembled the panel last winter after his political organization was rocked by sexual harassment complaints against two campaign workers.

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Madigan says Democrats have already implemented several of the recommendations and electing more women remains a priority.

Tim Schneider is state Republican Party chairman. He says harassment is never tolerated in the GOP and says, “We are glad this important issue is getting the attention it deserves.”

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