Local Governments Grapple with New Ethics Law
Last year, Governor Blagojevich signed a sweeping new ethics law for state officials and employees. But the ethics law doesn't stop at the state level. Every local governmental body in Illinois is required to enact its own local ethics ordinance. Some local officials say the ordinances they're being told to pass are sometimes vague, and perhaps unconstitutional. AM 580's Jim Meadows reports.