Kwame Raoul

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

November 5, 2017

The (Champaign) News-Gazette

Covering up for harassers

The position of legislative inspector general has been vacant for four years. But appointing someone to be the "toothless watchdog" will not tame sexual harassment in Springfield.

There's a new scandal in Springfield, one that has legislators ducking for cover, pointing fingers of blame and promising to do better.

No, it's not the sexual-harassment hysteria that already has cost one legislator his party-leadership post, although that's a big part of it.

The "scandal" is the fact that legislators have, for several years, forgotten to appoint a legislative...