As sexual harassment allegations sweep across the nation, the Illinois legislature is now under fire for a lack of reporting procedures. Due to a staffing vacancy, dozens of complaints -- not necessarily sexual in nature -- have gone nowhere.
An Inspector General is required to consider ethical complaints at the Illinois State Capitol. But the state has failed to hire one for two years, resulting in a backlog of 27 complaints. Some lawmakers are furious that complaints have gone unanswered due to “a technicality.”