Legislative Inspector General Carol Pope, former Acting Legislative Inspector General Julie Porter and former Legislative Inspector General Tom Homer testify in front of the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform on Thursday. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

In fiery testimony Thursday, three of the four legislative inspectors general Illinois has ever had said they were hamstrung by the Legislative Ethics Commission — an eight-member body made up of the same legislators the inspector general is empowered to investigate.

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