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, […]