Aldermen Vote Down Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Proposal To Scale Back Cross-Lobbying BanThe City Council Ethics Committee on Tuesday balked at Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal to partially roll back the city’s ban on “cross-lobbying,” which aldermen unanimously approved in February.
City Council Approves Ban On Aldermen Lobbying Other Elected OfficialsWithout debate, aldermen approved an ordinance that would prohibit all city elected officials and employees from being paid by a private client to lobby any government body in Illinois, at either the state, county, or municipal level.
Aldermen Back Crackdown On Lobbying By Elected Officials; 'This BS Is Over With'“We are surrounded by impropriety; at the state level, at the county level, and in this body," Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) said.
Financial Disclosure A Target Of Illinois General Assembly's Ethics QuestA bribery charge against a state legislator and federal investigations into lobbying have Illinois lawmakers promising to tighten the rules of soliciting and exercising influence in the Statehouse, with a renewed focus on the ridiculed process of financial disclosure.
Alderman Blasts Ethics Board For Accusing Husband Of Illegal LobbyingAld. King said her husband was just trying to get a fence moved, and said people like him shouldn’t have to register as lobbyists.
Businessman Goes On Trial For Illegally Lobbying On Behalf Of MugabeProsecutors painted the 72-year-old C. Greg Turner as a greedy opportunist who sought to cash in on President Barack Obama’s election by secretly and illegally lobbying Chicago politicians to lift U.S. sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
Ex-GOP Boss Brady To Lobby For Same-Sex MarriageFormer Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady, who was pushed out by party conservatives because of his vocal support for same-sex marriage, is writing his next chapter by tackling the same issue.
Opinion: Who Is ALEC?In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.
Will County Prosecutor Uses Experience To Lobby For Drug CourtsIn Washington, D.C., today, a prosecutor from Will County will be lobbying for more money for drug court programs around the country – and she knows of what she speaks.