Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has dismissed a long-time political consultant after an investigation found he sent inappropriate text messages to a colleague. 

Peoria County considers hiring outside consultant

May 27, 2015

Peoria County is looking to use an outside consultant to find ways to cut costs and boost revenue.  The full Board will consider spending $192,000 to hire Matrix Consulting.  Some elected officials say they're concerned the consultant will be used to justify future staff reductions.  County Administrator Scott Sorrel says any potential staff changes would be part of a larger review of departments and services: