November 13, 2017
Sauk Valley Media
Harassment, the Legislature, and accountability
The Illinois General Assembly's scrambling efforts to regain control amid sexual harassment allegations would be laughable if the subject weren't so serious.
The Legislature's prior unresponsiveness toward ethical complaints is typical of the arrogance of power Illinoisans have come to expect from the Democrats in charge - House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.
Twenty-seven ethics complaints were filed against legislators or staffers since the last legislative inspector general, Tom Homer, left at the end of 2014.
For nearly 3 years,...