Ethics groups lean on Illinois lawmakers about missing report

State lawmakers have longed faced criticism for making major decisions at the 11th hour, rushed through General Assembly just before a holiday weekend with minimal public scrutiny. Good government advocates have been asking for months about the Legislature’s much-vaunted report on how they’ll tackle their fundamental ethics failures but have received no response.

They now fear that any reforms could see a similar fate; finalized behind closed doors, rushed through the legislative process lacking any oversight, and enacted before the public knows what’s happened.

Reform for Illinois, the Better Government Association, Common Cause Illinois, and CHANGE Illinois are demanding the public get access to the
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