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Four Campaign Cash Takeaways from the 2020 Elections

While a few local races remain uncalled and officials continue working to ensure that every vote is counted, this year’s election results have taken shape. Here are four key takeaways from this year’s contests. 1. Kenneth Griffin won big. Kenneth…

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Six Ways to Fix Illinois’ Self-Funding Loophole

One year after Governor Rod Blagojevich’s 2008 arrest on corruption charges, the Illinois General Assembly responded to calls for reform by establishing the state’s first campaign contribution limits. The law contained a caveat unique to Illinois: in any race with a so-called…

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Chicago Mayoral Race 2019 Ranked Choice Poll

Chicago Mayoral Race 2019 | OpaVote Reform for Illinois is exploring ways we might change the way we vote to make it more democratic and accessible. Read more about Ranked Choice Voting, how it could help avoid the “strategic voting”,…

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