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Senator introduces financial disclosure bill

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The sponsor of a bill that would require elected officials to disclose more information about their financial interests is optimistic it'll pass because he thinks Illinois residents want ethics reform.

But Sen. Dan Kotowski said at a news conference Thursday there could be resistance from some colleagues. And there are only a few days remaining in the current legislative session.

The Park Ridge Democrat said that if the legislation doesn't pass in the next few weeks he will try again next session.

Kotowski partnered with Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon on the proposal. It would create a new financial disclosure form for elected officials, candidates and high-ranking government employees.

They say the current forms haven't changed in 40 years and are meaningless.

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