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MEDILL WATCHDOG: Illinois Lawmakers Free to Lobby

I’m looking forward to working on the Medill Watchdog team this winter. Here’s a preview of what this investigative Northwestern journalism team has produced. Medill Watchdog’s  story will run in NY Times and is on WBEZ.org.

Here’s the first sentence:

"CHICAGO—In most states and municipalities, government officials who vote to spend taxpayer dollars on proposals that also put money in their own pockets as lobbyists could be accused of illegal conflicts of interest. Not in Illinois."

Read more now at MEDILLWATCHDOG.ORG

Filed under Watchdog Medill Journalism Investigation Public Money Lobbying Chicago Illinois

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