Illinois Reform Commission Meets In Chicago

The Illinois Reform Commission's latest meeting will focus on the issue of pay-to-play corruption in state contracts.

The panel will hear from several experts, including one of the top investigators in the case against former Gov. George Ryan, who's now in prison on federal corruption charges. The witnesses also include a former state official who was pressured to steer contracts to vendors.

Commission members say they're hoping the information gathered at the hearing will lead them to aggressive reforms on Illinois' procurement process and that it will help prevent corruption.

The public hearing will be held at the Chicago Bar Association, starting at 1:30 p.m.

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