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Resource ID: #17201
Subject: Ethics
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Date: Aug. 25, 27, Sept. 17, 22, 23, 24



The Chicago Sun-Times discovered that two state officials violated ethics laws when they solicited campaign contributions from companies they regulated. Sam Panayotovich, the executive director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission helped a political fund raise money from bars and liquor companies he regulates. Bolingbrook (an Illinois Village) Mayor Roger Claar, a member of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority,solicited tollway vendors for contributions to his mayoral fund. Both Panayotovich and Claar resigned from their boards after the Chicago Sun-Times inquiries.

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