(5 ILCS 430/25-90)
(a) The identity of any individual providing information or reporting any
possible or alleged
misconduct to the Legislative Inspector General or the Legislative Ethics
shall be kept confidential and may not be disclosed
without the consent of that individual, unless the individual consents to
disclosure of his or her name or disclosure of the individual's identity is
otherwise required by law. The confidentiality granted by this subsection does
not preclude the disclosure of the identity of a person in any capacity other
than as the source of an allegation.
(b) Subject to the provisions of Section 25-50(c), commissioners, employees,
and agents of the Legislative Ethics
Commission, the Legislative Inspector General, and employees and agents of the
Office of the Legislative Inspector General shall keep confidential and shall
not disclose information exempted from disclosure under the
Freedom of Information Act or by this Act.
(c) In his or her discretion, the Legislative Inspector General may notify complainants and subjects of an investigation with an update on the status of the respective investigation, including when the investigation is opened and closed.
(d) A complainant, as defined in subsection (a) of Section 25-63, or a respondent who receives a copy of any summary report, in whole or in part, shall keep the report confidential and shall not disclose the report, or any portion thereof, prior to the publication of the summary report by the Legislative Ethics Commission pursuant to this Act. A complainant or respondent who violates this subsection (d) shall be in violation of this Act and subject to an administrative fine by the Legislative Ethics Commission of up to $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 100-588, eff. 6-8-18; 101-617, eff. 12-20-19.)