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Ex-Illinois House leader Lang cleared of sexual harassment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A former Illinois House leader has been cleared of sexual harassment by the legislative inspector general.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Wednesday that the acting inspector general told Skokie Democratic Rep. Lou Lang in a letter that there’s not enough evidence to support harassment and intimidation claims by Maryann Loncar.

Loncar is a medical marijuana activist who claims Lang inappropriately put his arm around her and made unwanted comments .

Lang resigned his position as House deputy majority leader May 31 after Loncar’s accusations. He did not respond to requests for comment.

Loncar would not cooperate with the investigation by inspector general Julie Porter – part of the reason Porter declined to find fault.

Loncar released a statement saying that she does not trust an investigation by an appointee of legislative leaders.

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