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Chicago City Hall - Ken Lund

The Board of Ethics is delaying implementation of Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305, previously set for April 20 to July 1. The ordinance imposes new registration and reporting requirements on certain nonprofit interactions with the city. Steven Berlin, Executive Director for the […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Office of the Secretary of State has closed through March 31 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Online access remains available to all lobbyists and authorized agents. Statutorily required deadlines, including lobbying semimonthly reports, are extended for 30 days. The […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

On Wednesday March 11, lawmakers cancelled all legislative sessions through next week. This will also include all other events scheduled to take place at the Capitol in Springfield, including lobby day events and tours of the Capitol. Senate President Don […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Illinois State District 28 Sen. Laura Murphy announced she is working with District 55 Rep. Martin Moylan on an omnibus bill for ethics reform to fight corruption. The bill will likely incorporate provisions from six existing bills, including recently passed […]

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Chicago River at Michigan Avenue - David Wilson

The Chicago Board of Ethics released a fourth binding advisory opinion to provide additional guidance on Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305. Effective April 20, it will impose new registration and reporting requirements on certain nonprofit interactions with the city. The board states […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Lawmakers introduced legislation to expand the definition of lobbying  to include promoting or opposing the passage of any local legislative matter by a unit of local government. House Bill 5468, sponsored by Rep. Maurice A. West, defines local legislative matter […]

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Former Sen. John Cullerton - Ashlee Rezin Garcia

John Cullerton, a Democrat from the North Side, resigned from Senate District 6 after more than four decades in office. Cullerton served as the 38th president of the state Senate. Sen. Don Harmon, a Democrat from Oak Park, was elected […]

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The Chicago Board of Ethics issued a press release and three binding advisory opinions. These opinions clarify what does and does not constitute lobbying activity by nonprofit organizations. The opinions include a total of 44 scenarios or hypothetical situations addressing […]

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock - Gage Skidmore

A lawsuit filed by the Illinois Opportunity Project over Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s executive order on dark money in elections has been dismissed. The Illinois-based conservative advocacy group filed the lawsuit in U.S. federal court in Helena objecting to Executive […]

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A special election has been called for Senate District 11 to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Martin Sandoval, effective January 1, 2020. Sandoval resigned amid a federal corruption investigation. The primary will be held on March 17 and the […]

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Chicago City Hall - Ken Lund

The city of Chicago announced a three-month delay for the effective date of an ordinance expanding the definition of lobbyist. The expansion would include persons acting on behalf of a nonprofit if they undertake those efforts as a matter of […]

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The James R. Thompson Center - Ken Lund

Co-chairs Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. and Rep. Greg Harris called the first hearing of the new Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform. The hearing will take place Monday, December 23 at 10 a.m. in Room 16-503 of the […]

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December 19, 2019  •  

Chicago Passes Lobbying Restrictions

Chicago City Hall - Ken Lund

Chicago City Council voted to pass a lobbying ordinance on December 18. The ordinance prohibits city elected officials and employees from lobbying state or local government on behalf of private clients. Ordinance 2019-8541 also precludes elected officials anywhere in Illinois […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The Office of the Secretary of State released a notice on December 17 that registration of lobbyists and lobbying entities will be delayed until January 6, 2020. The delay is due to the programming required to implement the registration changes […]

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