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The New Techniques (and Big Money) Behind Political Ads

ICPR’s Policy Director Alisa Kaplan appeared on Chicago Tonight. Via – WTTW “The race for Illinois governor has been dominated by two massively wealthy candidates willing to self-fund their campaigns to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, tens…

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Toni Preckwinkle Exploring Mayor’s Race ‘to make sure she can win’

Illinois Sunshine was mentioned in this article. Via – Chicago Sun Times Consider it a “maybe.” “Four years after she dashed her supporters’ hopes, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is officially exploring a run for City Hall. Preckwinkle will…

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Will Emanuel Campaign Cash Trickle To Other Candidates?

Executive Director Mary Miro was quoted in this interview clip. Via – WBBM “A campaign finance expert says Mayor Emanuel could help other candidates with the nearly $8 million left in his political fund. Mary Miro, executive director of the Illinois…

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Could This Be The Year Cook County Voters Don’t Automatically Retain All Judges?

ICPR’s Senior Advisor David Melton was quoted in this article. Via – Chicago Sun Times “No Cook County judge has been voted out of office in 28 years. But a series of unusual occurrences might have voters thinking about changing…

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Kaegi Vows to Fix Broken Property Tax System

ICPR’s event recap article was reposted in the Suburban Chicagoland. Via – Suburban Chicagoland “Cook County assessor hopeful Fritz Kaegi, who bested incumbent Joseph Berrios in the Democratic primary, pledged to attendees of an Illinois Campaign for Political Reform event that…

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Pritzker Slams Rauner at Brookfield Campaign Stop

Illinois Sunshine was referenced in this article. Via – Riverside Brookfield Landmark “Exactly 10 weeks before Election Day, J.B. Pritzker took his campaign for governor to Brookfield on Aug. 28. Pritzker spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of well in excess…

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PAC Forms For Chicago Heights Park District Superintendent

Illinois Sunshine was referenced in this article. Via – Chicago Heights Patch “A political action committee formed earlier this summer to raise funds for Frank Perez, the current superintendent of the Chicago Heights Park District. But Perez told Chicago Heights…

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A Win for Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson. And for Generosity.

ICPR was mentioned in this article. Via – Chicago Tribune “We can’t say we’re sorry that the state Board of Elections gave Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson a pass for a $240,000 giveaway that blurred the lines between his campaign…

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Cash Handout by Candidate Legal in Illinois, Officials Rule

ICPR’s Executive Director Mary Miro was quoted in this article. Via – Illinois News Network “In a campaign with multiple millionaires and a billionaire running for office, the Illinois State Board of Elections has ruled that a candidate may hand…

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Willie Wilson Exonerated for Cash Giveaway

ICPR’s Senior Advisory David Melton was quoted in this article. Via – ABC 7 “Chicago Mayoral Candidate Dr. Willie Wilson has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a cash giveaway last month. The Illinois State Board of Elections voted unanimously…

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