Pritzker preaches ethics reform, activists, like Better Government Association, want it soon

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- In his State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. JB Pritzker preached the need for ethics reform, and activists want it soon.

The Illinois Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform met in Springfield on Thursday. It was one day after Pritzker's State of the State address, in which he repeated his call to clean up government, and two days after former Sen. Martin Sandoval pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges.

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Gov. JB Pritzker delivered the 2020 State of the State address Wednesday in Springfield.



Better Government Association Policy Director Marie C. Dillon testified in Springfield. She joined ABC7 Chicago with her findings.

Dillon said their discussion focused on the Governmental Ethics Act, which mainly discusses disclosure and conflicts of interest. Ethics legislation in Illinois needs to be beefed up, she said.

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Illinois lawmakers returned to Springfield Tuesday, where one of the primary focuses of this legislative session is ethics reform.



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