Morris State Senator Sue Rezin says now is as good a time as any to pass ethics legislation in Springfield.
Rezin says lawmaker income is an easy place to start. She thinks the state's rules about the reporting of outside income are not strong enough.
Rezin thinks lawmakers should be further insulated from the influence of outside money.
Several high profile Illinois Democrats have been charged with various federal crimes in the last year. Recently, Illinois House speaker Michael Madigan was implicated in an alleged bribery scheme involving ComED. Although the Speaker hasn't been charged, a House committee is investigating. The committee can make a recommendation to expel a member of the Illinois House, but ultimately the full body must vote on it.