Illinois Senate Democrats

11/19/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/19/2019 16:41

Castro named to joint ethics commission

Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 04:08 PM

SPRINGFIELD - Just days after passing a resolution through the Senate creating it, State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) was named to the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform by Senate President John J. Cullerton.

'We have a lot of work to do,' Castro said. 'It's time to get started.'

The commission was established by House Joint Resolution 93, which Castro sponsored during the second week of veto session. The commission will consist of members appointed by the four legislative leaders, the governor, the attorney general and the secretary of state, and will review various state ethics laws and make recommendations to the General Assembly.

'This commission will lay the groundwork for ethics reform in Illinois,' Castro said. 'When we see allegations like the ones in recent months, they call into question the integrity of our Democracy. To act quickly to restore that trust, I sponsored the legislation that created this commission and I am proud to serve on it.'

State Senator Elgie Sims (D-Chicago) was also named to the commission.