A flurry of ethics reform proposals floated in Springfield as lawmakers confront cloud of corruption

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Calls for ethics reform dominated the first half of the Illinois General Assembly’s fall veto session as lawmakers met under the cloud of political corruption scandals that have hit both chambers.

That means the big-ticket items slated for the session, including a revamped Chicago casino proposal and Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s push to consolidate 650 downstate and suburban public safety pension funds, were left for when lawmakers return to the Capitol for three more days on Nov. 12.