Harassment ignored? 27 ethics complaints awaiting investigation - KMOV.com

Harassment ignored? 27 ethics complaints awaiting investigation at Illinois Capitol

Posted: Updated:
(Credit: KMOV) (Credit: KMOV)

SPRINGFIELD, Il (KMOV.com) -- Are dozens of possible harassment claims being ignored at the Illinois State Capitol?

27 ethics complaints are sitting in a file, waiting for the appointment of an Inspector General to investigate.

"I think we're all to blame to be fairly honest," said Senator Karen McConnaughay ((R) South Elgin). "It's time to get independent counsel outside."

Names of the accuser, the accused and the claims are kept private.

Plus, any complaints that happened more than a year ago is beyond the statute of limitations.

"In many respects I think it's a toothless tiger mainly because of the secrecy. There's no transparency," said former Inspector General Thomas Homer.

The complaints were brought to light after a woman publicly accused State Senator Ira Silverstein of sexual harassment.

Silverstein resigned Wednesday as the party's Majority Caucus Chair. Senate President John Cullerton said in a statement the post will remain vacant for now.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Local woman accuses Las Vegas casino mogul of assault

    Local woman accuses Las Vegas casino mogul of assault

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:56 PM EST2018-02-19 23:56:48 GMT
    Patti Velasco says Steve Wynn sexually assaulted her multiple times 40 years ago. Credit: KMOV and Atlantic City MagazinePatti Velasco says Steve Wynn sexually assaulted her multiple times 40 years ago. Credit: KMOV and Atlantic City Magazine

    The Me Too movement. It’s has taken the country by storm and now, it's come much closer to home. One local woman says she is a victim of one of the people who recently made national headlines.

    More >

    The Me Too movement. It’s has taken the country by storm and now, it's come much closer to home. One local woman says she is a victim of one of the people who recently made national headlines.

    More >
  • Robber uses LetGo app to find victims

    Robber uses LetGo app to find victims

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:29 PM EST2018-02-19 23:29:30 GMT
    LetGo app. Credit: KMOVLetGo app. Credit: KMOV

    The Normandy Police Department is warning about a robber who claims to be someone selling a cellphone on the LetGo app who robbed three people on Sunday.

    More >

    The Normandy Police Department is warning about a robber who claims to be someone selling a cellphone on the LetGo app who robbed three people on Sunday.

    More >
  • Greitens adds former judge to his legal defense team

    Greitens adds former judge to his legal defense team

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:38 PM EST2018-02-19 22:38:01 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens unveils his administration's budget for FY 2019. Credit: KMOVMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens unveils his administration's budget for FY 2019. Credit: KMOV

    Gov. Eric Greitens has added a new lawyer to his team amidst investigations surrounding allegations of blackmail during an extramarital affair.

    More >

    Gov. Eric Greitens has added a new lawyer to his team amidst investigations surrounding allegations of blackmail during an extramarital affair.

    More >
Powered by Frankly