Acting IG Named by Legislative Ethics Commission

Acting IG Named by Legislative Ethics Commission

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A former U.S. attorney and legal counsel to former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar has been named acting legislative inspector general.

The Legislative Ethics Commission announced in a statement received Tuesday that J. William Roberts of Springfield took over in an acting capacity on Tuesday.

In addition to his tenure as counsel to Edgar and U.S. attorney for the central district of Illinois, he also was Sangamon County State’s Attorney.

Roberts takes over for Tom Homer, a former Democratic lawmaker and appellate court justice who served 10 years following the creation of the post with the 2003 Ethics Act.

The legislative inspector general is responsible for investigating complaints and other indications of violations of laws or rules, abuse of authority or other forms of misconduct by lawmakers and their staff members.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

turkey 2

If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

in Local

City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council may do away with

in Local

Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

job apps

Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

in Local

Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

in Local

Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.