- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A measure signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gives certain counties mostly in northeastern Illinois more authority to remove their appointees who violate ethics standards.

The Chicago Democrat says the legislation he signed Monday applies to Illinois counties with populations of 300,000 to 2 million. Those include DuPage, Lake, Will, Kane and McHenry.

The law takes effect Jan. 1. Quinn says it allows county boards to adopt a code of conduct regarding the accountability, fiscal responsibility, procurement authority, transparency and ethical conduct of county appointees.

It also sets forth a mechanism to remove county appointees who violate that conduct code.

Quinn says the legislation was drafted because county boards do not always have the authority to remove appointees due to misconduct.


The bill is SB2552.

Online: www.ilga.gov

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide