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    Legislative Inspector General Carol Pope testified before the House Ethics and Elections Committee on Tuesday.

    Illinois’ legislative inspector general on Tuesday called for lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow her to initiate an investigation and issue subpoenas on her own.

    Carol Pope, who has served as the legislative inspector general since 2018, told members of the House Ethics and Election Committee such changes were necessary because the current system “really stifles the independence of my office."

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