DuPage County has taken measures to hold its government employees more accountable.
Following a two hour ethics training program, County board chairman Dan Cronin held a press conference regarding a new ordinance that requires all officials to participate in DuPage County’s annual ethics training.
State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Investigator General Paul Moreschi, Chairman of the County’s Ethics Commission Gerald Cassioppi and Ethics Adviser Dan Hanlon joined Cronin.
DuPage is home to 24 taxing government agencies.
A comprehensive review of those agencies revealed that many did not have an ethics ordinance or if they did, they lacked stipulations concerning political contributions, contractor disclosure, or conflict of interest.
The new ethics policy is designed to be clearer, more concise, and offer greater transparency to residents. This is the first time the county has mandated ethics training for appointed officials.
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