A former U.S. attorney and legal counsel to former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar has been named acting Illinois legislative inspector general.
The Legislative Ethics Commission announced in a statement received Tuesday that J. William Roberts of Springfield took over in an acting capacity on Tuesday.
In addition to his tenure as counsel to Edgar and U.S. attorney for the central district of Illinois, he also was Sangamon County State’s Attorney.
Roberts represented House Speaker Michael Madigan during a US Attorney probe of his staff. He replaces Tom Homer, a former House Democrat.