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Office of the Legislative Inspector General

Thomas J. Homer, Legislative Inspector General
420 Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 558-1560(phone)
(217) 558-1566(fax)
tomh@ilga.gov

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   On December 9, 2003, the Governor signed the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act which officially created the Office of the Legislative Inspector General (OLIG). The OLIG receives and investigates complaints of violations of any law, rule or regulation or abuse of authority or other forms of misconduct by members of the General Assembly and all state employees whose ultimate jurisdictional authority is a legislative leader, the Senate Operations Commission or the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services. The OLIG recognizes that the vast majority of state employees and officials are hardworking and honest individuals. However, when evidence of actual or apparent impropriety exists in state government, it must be effectively and objectively addressed either administratively or through the court system. Our goal is to heighten the trust of the citizens of Illinois in the functions of their state government.

The Office of the Legislative Inspector General is obligated to maintain the confidentiality of individuals reporting any possible or alleged misconduct. Our statutory authority is found in the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act. 5 ILCS 430/1 et seq. (West Supp. 2003).