SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Fighting corruption within Illinois government, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is sponsoring a measure that would create a bipartisan state Ethics Task Force.
“Taxpayers need to believe that their government is fighting for them, and this new task force will help identify and eliminate corruption,” Carroll said. “The bipartisan Ethics Task Force must be created to not only crack down on government abuse, but also to serve as an olive branch to all Illinoisans proving corruption will no longer be tolerated.”
Carroll is sponsoring House Joint Resolution 87, which would create a state Ethics Task Force designed to pinpoint areas of concern that promote unethical behavior, study existing laws that apply to legislators, lobbyists and state employees, and review other states’ best practices for high ethical standards.
Carroll’s task force will consist of appointed members from the Governor’s office and both chambers of the General Assembly, totaling nine officials.
“This is a step in the right direction for Illinois, and we must lead the charge to end corruption,” Carroll said. “All elected officials need to be held to a higher standard, and this new task force will send a message about the significance of keeping the peoples’ trust.”