020922CT00099SPRINGFIELD – Upon the Senate’s approval of Michael P. McCuskey as Legislative Inspector General appointee, State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) issued the following statement:

“The communities we represent expect a high standard of ethics and accountability from their governing body, and I am pleased to welcome the Honorable Michael P. McCuskey in helping us adhere to that necessary standard.

“At a time when our state is taking great strides forward, ethical oversight could not be more important, and I am proud to support an individual with the necessary skills and experience to maintain the office’s responsibilities.

“Judge McCuskey’s commitment to impartiality and his demonstrated ability to transcend politics is what Illinois residents deserve in their Legislative Inspector General.