The Illinois State Board of Elections moved toward issuing a fine against Rep. Terra Costa Howard (left) after a complaint was filed by a supporter of Republican Peter Breen (right), who unsuccessfully challenged the incumbent Democrat last year.

The Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday moved toward issuing fines against Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-Glen Ellyn) after she faced a complaint over alleged misreporting of campaign contributions from committees controlled by former House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and Planned Parenthood.

Although board members opted against holding a public hearing, the panel unanimously approved a motion made by member Bill Cadigan to “direct the matter to staff for…imposition of additional fines.”

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