(5 ILCS 430/20-21)
Special Executive Inspectors General.
(a) The Executive Ethics Commission, on its own initiative and by majority
may appoint special Executive Inspectors General (i) to investigate alleged
violations of this Act if
an investigation by the Inspector General was not concluded within 6 months
initiation, where the Commission finds that the Inspector General's reasons
under Section 20-65 for failing to complete the investigation are insufficient,
(ii) to accept referrals from the Commission of allegations made pursuant
to this Act concerning an Executive Inspector General or employee of an Office
of an Executive Inspector General and to investigate those allegations, (iii) to investigate matters within the jurisdiction of an Executive Inspector General if an Executive Inspector General (including his or her employees) could be reasonably deemed to be a wrongdoer or suspect, or if in the determination of the Commission, an investigation presents real or apparent conflicts of interest for the Office of the Executive Inspector General, and (iv) to investigate alleged violations of this Act pursuant to Section 20-50 and Section 20-51.
(b) A special Executive Inspector General must have the same qualifications
as an Executive Inspector General appointed under Section 20-10.
(c) The Commission's appointment of a special Executive Inspector General
must be in writing and must specify the duration and purpose of the
(d) A special Executive Inspector General shall have the same powers and
with respect to the purpose of his or her appointment as an Executive
Inspector General appointed under Section 20-10.
(e) A special Executive
General shall report the findings of his or her investigation to the
(f) The Commission may report the findings of a special Executive Inspector
General and its recommendations, if any, to the appointing authority of the
appropriate Executive Inspector General.
(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 8-18-09.)