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Recent coverage of sunshine, ethics

December 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Here’s a look at recent news coverage of ethics and sunshine law issues. Sunshine “Further weakening of Illinois’ sunshine laws unacceptable”, State Journal-Register Two troubling efforts pending in the General Assembly could weaken the state’s sunshine laws — one by further constricting the definition of what is considered public information, the other by enabling government […]

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Tags: Ethics · Sunshine

Reporter snagged in ongoing city ethics probe

October 3rd, 2014 · 26 Comments

Back in January, I noted Nestor Garcia’s return to news with KHON (“Media tidbits, and the revolving door from news to politics and back“). At that time, I wondered whether this revolving door between news and politics was a good idea. This is an move that should be raising eyebrows. In 20 years of elective […]

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Tags: Ethics · Media · Politics

Civil Beat column tracks finances of gubernatorial candidates

August 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I was kind of at a loss yesterday morning. Tuesday is my weekly deadline to turn in a column to Civil Beat, and I had no good ideas of what to write about. An occupational hazard. So I settled down, thought some calm thoughts, and started looking for topics off the beaten path. Preferably with […]

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Tags: Campaigns · Elections · Ethics · lobbyists · Politics

Conflicts can lurk among undisclosed clients

July 8th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s one of those areas where the state’s ethics law falls short. State officials file personal financial disclosures every year, the same disclosure requirement that was recently extended to a number of the most important boards and commissions. The first item required to be disclosed are sources of income. Here’s what the law says [Section […]

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Tags: Ethics · lobbyists · Politics · Sunshine

State employees disclose golf gifts from contractors after last year’s ethics investigation

June 30th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Last year, the State Ethics Commission said it was investigating a number of instances in which public employees accepted invitations to participate in golf tournaments courtesy of companies doing business with their departments. In November, 2013, the commission fined one DOT employee $7,500 for accepting such freebies. As Civil Beat reported: He apparently accepted a […]

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Tags: Ethics