The McHenry County Ethics Commission was created pursuant to the McHenry County Ethics Ordinance, which was promulgated under the Illinois State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, 5 ILCS 430/1-1 et. seq. The Commission was created to provide a neutral forum for the independent and apolitical review of possible violations of the McHenry County Ethics Ordinance. The Commission is charged with the obligation to investigate complaints, conduct hearings and deliberations on allegations of violations of the County Ethics Ordinance, and to adjudicate complaints or refer complaints to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Under the McHenry County Ethic Ordinance County “officers” cannot:
· Perform “prohibited political activities” during any “compensated time”
· Intentionally use County property or resources in connection with any
“prohibited political activity”
· Require another officer or employee to perform a “prohibited political activity”
The Ordinance also prohibits County officers, employees, spouses or immediate family members from intentionally soliciting or accepting any gift from any prohibited source.
A copy of the Ordinance is available on this web site to refer to for additional information and guidance on what constitutes a prohibited political activity and/or gift ban violation.
A Complaint Form is also available on this web site. If you wish to report a violation, the Complaint Form must be filed out and file with the McHenry County Administration Office.