Longtime Democratic politician Lou Lang resigned from his House seat Jan. 7, ABC7Chicago.com reported.
Lang, ending a 32-year legislative career, has joined the lobbying firm Advantage Government Strategies LLC. He plans to continue working on bills related to mental health, gambling and the expansion of cannabis, among other issues.
Last May, he resigned as deputy majority leader when a legislative activist accused him of sexual harassment. However, he was cleared of harassment or intimidation of Maryann Loncar.
Lang was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame ( formerly the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame ) in 2002 for his support of LGBT people and AIDS funding.
The article is at abc7chicago.com/politics/longtime-lawmaker-lou-lang-resigns-house-seat/5031835/ .