The investigation into Rep. Peter Roskam isn't over yet. According to the Sun-Times' Voices post, the House Ethics Committee announced Wednesday that it would extend the probe into Roskam's 2011 trip to Taiwan. Roskam's district includes parts of Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook and Naperville. The Voices post read:
"The House Committee on Ethics on Wednesday said it is extending and pursuing its own investigation of Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.). While the panel did not specify what is at issue, earlier this year Roskam disclosed it was over the funding of an October, 2011 trip to Taiwan he took with his wife–at a time his daughter was living in Taiwan.
The committee announced last July it was looking into allegations about Roskam forwarded to the panel by the independent, non-partisan Office of Congressional Ethics on June 13. On the day of the July announcement, Roskam took the unusual step of releasing the documents relating to the investigation, highlighting the approval he had from the ethics committee to accept the free travel before he took the trip.
In a brief statement, the committee said “the mere fact of conducting further review of a referral, and any mandatory disclosure of such further review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.”
The committee at this stage could have opted to drop or dismiss the matter."