SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Illinois Legislative Ethics Commission says an inspector general to investigate alleged misconduct will be appointed by next month.
Republican Rep. Avery Bourne of Raymond heads the bipartisan panel of eight legislators.READ MORE: Man Critically Injured By Glass Shards After Gunman Fires Shots At Doorway Of His South Shore Home
She says the commission will interview candidates recommended by an independent committee which met Thursday’s deadline. Commissioners will choose one before the fall legislative session adjourns November 28.
The appointee will be the first full-time inspector since 2015.READ MORE: CBS 2's Luke Stuckmeyer Enjoys Father's Day As A Dad For First Time
Democrats controlling the General Assembly were embarrassed last year when reaction to the #MeToo anti-sexual harassment movement revealed the vacancy and unanswered complaints.
Changes in law last summer expanded the inspector’s authority.
Bourne would not identify candidates. She says commissioners want someone with legal and investigative experience, an “outsider’s perspective” and an understanding of the legislative process.MORE NEWS: Rash Of Shootings In Humboldt Park Community This Weekend Have Left 2 Dead, 10 Injured
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