SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove), a member of the Senate Ethics Committee, issued the following statement Tuesday following the passage of Senate Bill 539, a measure to overhaul legislative ethics regulations in Illinois:

04232021CM0388“The passage of this momentous legislation represents the realization of one of my key legislative priorities: Strengthening Illinois’ ethics laws to ensure ongoing compliance with the highest degree of integrity and credibility.

“My colleagues and I approached this massive undertaking with laser focus and steadfast dedication to transparency, accountability and truth. I am proud to stand alongside them as we take the first steps in a long process to restore the public’s trust in their elected officials.”