This summer, Illinois Legislative Inspector General Carol Pope offered her resignation due to an ethics bill that she felt limits the IG’s investigative authority.
Illinois state Rep. Avery Bourne says that it’s worrisome a legislative watchdog is stepping away over the passing of this bill.
The 95th district state representative says that the inspector general could still inspect legislative misconduct.
However, Rep. Bourne says that, under this bill, the general public could not report inappropriate conduct of legislators outside of what happens with official legislative business.
Rep. Avery Bourne also said that she voted no on the bill. Gov. JB Pritzker still has to sign it.
Rep. Bourne appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.