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On second try, Illinois House Democrats approve much criticized ethics plan that prompted resignation of legislature’s watchdog

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The measure will require additional disclosures from officials on personal financial interests, aims to prevent lawmakers from lobbying their former colleagues immediately after they leave office, and allows the legislative inspector general to initiate investigations of alleged wrongdoing without the blessing of a panel appointed by the partisan leaders of the General Assembly, among other changes.

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