Several Democratic senators have called for an ethics probe if Bundgaard doesn’t resign from the Legislature because of a Feb. 25 alleged domestic violence incident involving Bundgaard’s now former girlfriend.
The Peoria Republican has denied any wrongdoing and says he won’t quit and expects to clear his name.
Ethics Committee Chairman Ron Gould says he’s willing to have an investigation and won’t try to shield Bundgaard.
However, Gould says he doesn’t want to jeopardize any criminal proceedings. He says the next step might be to have his committee meet to discuss what to do next and when.