The #metoo movement has made its way into Illinois politics.
A week ago hundreds of women signed an open letter about a culture of harassment at the state house and this week a female lobbyist came forward and accused a Democratic Senator of harassing behavior. Representative Linda Chapa LaVia says she knows first-hand much of this behavior is tolerated.
LaVia’s house committee advanced a bill that requires sexual harassment training for state politicians, staff and lobbyists. The bill should be voted on next week.