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Campaign Finance Bill Signed by Governor

Friends, SB 248, a bill that ICPR spearheaded, was signed into law this weekend by the Governor. The bill increases the transparency of political spending in Illinois by adding a year-round 5 day reporting requirement for Independent Expenditures. Click here to…

Put Chicago elections in the hands of people, not big money

Via Crain’s Chicago Business Chicago’s upcoming municipal elections provide an opportunity to take a hard look at how well the exercise of democracy is working in the city. Favorable evidence would be an electorate that is fully engaged and candidates…

Big Money Playing an Outsized Role in Illinois Elections

Via Illinois PIRG In this year’s campaigns, bigger wallets give a small set of mega-donors an outsized voice, according to new information released today by Illinois PIRG Education Fund and Demos. In the congressional primaries, just 426 donors who gave…

State Leaders Talking Political Reforms

(AP) Illinois’ legislative leaders are offering their top ideas for political reforms. Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno says the way Illinois draws its political maps should be altered. A signature-driven ballot measure could appear on the November ballot, though election…

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