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New disclosure proposed for lobbyists, officials; Illinois lawmakers fight for change amid federal corruption investigation

Nov 15, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

The Illinois legislature on Thursday approved what lawmakers on both sides of the aisle described as a small step toward fixing the state's government ethics laws amid an ongoing federal public corruption probe that has ensnared politicians from Chicago City Hall to the Capitol in Springfield.

With bipartisan votes in both chambers, lawmakers approved a measure that would require state lobbyists to disclose more information to the public and create a combined online database for informatio...