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    Cook County may pause on ‘long overdue’ ethics overhaul as state legislation hangs in wait 

    Cook County commissioners and at least one government watchdog praised a raft of updates officials have in store for the county’s ethics code, but they may hit pause while they wait for a cue from state lawmakers, they said Monday. 

    Cook County Comm. Larry Suffredin (D-13) said at the end of Monday’s brisk 30-minute meeting of the county board’s Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee that he plans to introduce a “new draft” next month of his ordinance (20-4404), which would tighten county rules on nepotism, sexual harassment and other ethical red flags. 

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