CHICAGO - A government reform commission established by Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn yesterday proposed capping all campaign contributions, banning contributions from lobbyists, and extending a ban on contributions from large state contractors to General Assembly members.
The initial recommendations unveiled yesterday by the Illinois Reform Commission address campaign finance, procurement, enforcement, and transparency. The proposals come as former Gov. Rod Blagojevich faces indictment by a federal grand jury as soon as tomorrow on charges of public corruption stemming from allegations of pay-to-play to build his campaign coffers.