Following the reappointment of the Legislative Inspector General Thursday, State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) issued the following statement:

“Today, I stood with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to pass House Joint Resolution 35 reappointing the Hon. Michael P. McCuskey as Legislative Inspector General. The bipartisan show of support for Judge McCuskey and his distinguished career reaffirms our commitment to ensuring ethics are upheld to the highest extent under the dome.

“The people of Illinois need to know we take the responsibility to hold ourselves accountable seriously. I’m glad that Judge McCuskey has upheld his duties over the last year, and am confident that he will continue exercising strong oversight over the General Assembly.

“I’m grateful for my colleagues’ support of this reappointment. I look forward to the continuing diligence and impartial oversight that make him the right person to continue serving as LIG.”