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Lawmakers: Ethics task force needed to help regain public’s trust Lawmakers: Ethics task force needed to help regain public’s trust

Lawmakers: Ethics task force needed to help regain public’s trust

Amid an ongoing flurry of federal investigative activity pertaining to state government, a bipartisan group of lawmakers called for the creation of a task force to recommend greater ethical safeguards during a Statehouse news conference Monday.  “We’re not here to be the judge and the jury at all, we are here to start a conversation,” Rep. Tony McCombie, a Savanna Republican, said.

Pritzker supports bill allowing college athletes to collect endorsement deals Pritzker supports bill allowing college athletes to collect endorsement deals

Pritzker supports bill allowing college athletes to collect endorsement deals

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday gave his support to a proposal that would allow college student athletes in Illinois to be paid for the use of their likeness. The bill's sponsor, Democratic Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, of Hillside, said he expects to call the bill for a vote Tuesday in the House Higher Education Appropriation Committee.

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