Office of the Legislative Inspector General
Thomas J. Homer, Legislative Inspector General
420 Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
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).