Lawmaker wants easier complaint process

Illinois Capitol News
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ILLINOIS (WCIA) — One lawmaker wants to speed up the process when a sexual harassment complaint is filed in the Statehouse.

Senator Cristina Castro (D) says, even though lawmakers passed a bill in order for the Inspector General to review these cases, she says it has some flaws.

Once a complaint is filed, it first goes to the ethics commission and is then approved for an investigation. She says the step delays time which could be spent solving the problem.

Her bill would remove this step and allow the inspector general to begin reviewing cases once they’re filed. The ethics commission includes eight lawmakers; four from each chamber.

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