Former Congressman Shimkus Joins Lobbying Firm

URBANA – Former Illinois Congressman John Shimkus has signed on with a lobbying firm. Kit Bond Strategies, which has been newly renamed the KBS Group, announced Monday that the 63-year-old Shimkus has joined them as a principal. The firm was founded in 2011 by former Missouri governor and senator, Kit Bond. “Shaping public policy is […]

Ethics Commission Finds Ex-Exelon Lobbyist Sexually Harassed Colleague

SPRINGFIELD — A state ethics commission has found a former Exelon lobbyist sexually harassed one of his female colleagues on two separate occasions in Springfield, in violation of the Lobbyist Registration Act. David Fein, formerly Exelon’s senior vice president of state governmental and regulatory affairs, will have to pay a $6,000 fine and his lobbyist […]

News Around Illinois – November 15, 2019

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Here are headlines for Friday, November 15, 2019: House OKs Easier Access To Lobbyist Information The Illinois House has overwhelmingly approved a measure ease access to disclosure requirements for lobbyists who try to influence the General Assembly.  Debate lasted more than an hour before the 109-5 vote. It would create a searchable database that allows […]