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The Chicago City Council Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight unanimously passed a proposal on December 4 to prohibit city elected officials and employees from lobbying state or local government on behalf of private clients. Proposed ordinance 2019-8541 also precludes […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker - Chi Hack Night

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill on December 5 requiring increased disclosure from lobbyists. Senate Bill 1639 provides that lobbyist registration must include each unit of local government for which the registrant is or expects to be required to register […]

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The former chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board filed suit against the state Executive Ethics Commission. The commission found that he engaged in unlawful political activity while a board member. The former chairman argued that state law does not bar […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Lawmakers concluded the fall veto session on November 14. The legislature approved Senate Bill 1639 to require state lobbyists to disclose more information to the public. Additionally, the bill creates a combined online database for information on lobbyists, campaign contributions, […]

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Former Rep. Luis Arroyo

Former Rep. Luis Arroyo resigned from House District 3 on November 1 after facing a federal bribery charge. Prosecutors said Arroyo allegedly paid a bribe to a state senator in exchange for support of a gambling bill which would have […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

Lawmakers are back in Springfield for a six-day abbreviated veto session to address major laws passed earlier this year. The veto session convened October 28 through October 30, and reconvenes from November 12 through November 14. The veto session agenda […]

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July 24, 2019  •  

Chicago Lobbying Ordinance Passes

Chicago City Hall - Ken Lund

City Council unanimously approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s ethics ordinance on July 24, changing the definition of lobbyist for purposes of registration. Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305 provides that a person acting on behalf of a nonprofit will not need to register as […]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot - MacLean Center

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is in the process of passing an ethics ordinance related to government ethics and lobbyist registration. Under Ethics Ordinance 2019-5305, a person acting on behalf of a nonprofit will not need to register as a lobbyist […]

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Illinois State Capitol Building

The 101st General Assembly adjourned its spring session on Sunday, June 2 after going into overtime to address Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s agenda. During the spring session, Senate Bill 1545 was introduced to prohibit a legislator from lobbying local government during […]

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The city of Chicago’s lobbyist ethics training for 2018-2019 is now available. The deadline to complete the mandatory training is before 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 1. The ethics training course is available at the Chicago Board of Elections website.

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The city of Chicago is currently revising its mandatory lobbyist ethics training course for 2018-2019. Program Director Edward Primer of the Chicago Board of Ethics said he anticipates the training will be available in mid-March. A notice will be sent […]

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Illinois introduced legislation to create a small donor campaign contribution matching fund for candidates for certain offices, including governor, State Treasurer, and Secretary of State. House Bill 3712 introduced by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy would require the General Assembly to […]

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A Chicago-based real estate firm is challenging Illinois pay-to-play law in federal court as unconstitutional after losing a contract when its founder made contributions to gubernatorial candidates. Plaintiffs, The Habitat Company and its founder Daniel Levin, lost a one-year management […]

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State Rep. Lou Lang announced his resignation from the 16th District after 32 years in the Illinois House of Representatives. Lang was formerly second-in-command to House Speaker Mike Madigan. Lang has been hired by a consulting and lobbying firm registered […]

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