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Illinois May Soon See New Laws On Ethics, Lobbying

Illinois may soon see new laws on ethics and lobbying. A commission dedicated to the issue met yesterday morning in Chicago, following a week filled with reports on former Quincy lobbyist Mike McClain’s controversial email from 2012. The email discussed a rape cover-up and ghost patrolling. Members of the commission discussed the definition of a lobbyist and how to better regulate their activities. McClain’s name was never mentioned at the hearing, but members of the commission referred to news reports as a reason for making changes soon.


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