McCuskey takes the helm at Legislative Inspector General’s Office

SPRINGFIELD – Michael McCuskey assumed his role of legislative inspector general this week, bringing 32 years of judicial experience to the position charged with investigating lawmaker misconduct. “I want them to be a little scared of me,” McCuskey, in an interview, said of the lawmakers who appointed him on Feb. 17. For the first time, […]

Retired judge McCuskey says he’s optimistic about new legislative watchdog role

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ new legislative watchdog already has a complaint waiting for him when he starts his new job on Tuesday. Retired judge Michael McCuskey said that complaint could offer an indication of the type of job he’s stepping into as the legislative inspector general. It’s an office that critics and even his predecessors have […]

Legislative inspector general job is now vacant

SPRINGFIELD – The last day on the job for the Legislative Inspector General Carol Pope was Thursday. The office will be vacant on Friday. “We have to reeducate ourselves to fight the corruption that exists under the Capitol dome,” Sen. Jil Tracy, R–Quincy, who chairs the Senate Ethics Commission, said during a news conference Thursday. Pope, […]

News Around Illinois – February 7, 2020

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Judge Orders Municipalities To Refund Carle Foundation $6.2 Million URBANA – A circuit judge has ordered the city of Urbana and other local taxing bodies to refund $6.2 million in property tax payments to the Carle Foundation. In a ruling issued Wednesday, Judge Randall Rosenbaum also called on Carle and the taxing authorities to end […]