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Legislative Inspector General finds 10 of 27 backlogged complaints “warrant further consideration”

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

* The Legislative Ethics Commission has just sent a letter to all Illinois legislators summarizing a report the commission received from interim Legislative Inspector General Julie Porter about the 27 requests for investigations over the past few years. Click here or on the pic for the full letter

- Posted by Rich Miller        

7 Comments
  1. - Red Rider - Thursday, Dec 21, 17 @ 12:45 pm:

    Boy that was fast.


  2. - Perrid - Thursday, Dec 21, 17 @ 1:02 pm:

    Red Rider, this is very much preliminary. She threw out complaints that are not under her purview or that have been retracted. She hasn’t actually done an investigation into anything yet.


  3. - Iggy - Thursday, Dec 21, 17 @ 1:22 pm:

    What is the extent of the LIG’s power? after an investigation does she just make a recommendation for consideration?


  4. - Thoughts - Thursday, Dec 21, 17 @ 1:33 pm:

    Let’s not forget this is a former federal prosecutor (a real one - not the Drury kind) who looked at the complaints and decided to investigate 10 of the 27. My guess is the 17 she dismissed were pretty weak. If you only have 10 legit complaints in 4 years, why should taxpayers spend millions for an Inspector General?


  5. - Skeptic - Thursday, Dec 21, 17 @ 1:54 pm:

    @Thoughts: Did you read the memo? The merits of most the other 17 complaints had nothing to do with whether they warranted further investigation by the LIG.


  6. - walker - Thursday, Dec 21, 17 @ 2:43 pm:

    Wonder how many of these complaints have to do with sexual harassment.


  7. - Anonymous - Thursday, Dec 21, 17 @ 3:04 pm:

    Porter and Drury are both former AUSAs. Knock Drury if you want, but he’s just as real as she is.


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