Lawmaker-lobbyist (or lobbyist-lawmaker) in Illinois

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s lobbying work is the topic of this Chicago Sun Times report.

His Senate press secretary, Rikeesha Phelon, said Cullerton’s lobbying work as a partner in the national law firm Thompson Coburn poses no conflict of interest with his duties as Senate president.

“Illinois law has long recognized that legislative service is a part-time endeavor and contemplates that legislators will have outside employment,” Phelon said.

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