RFI in the News

Where the money is going in this year’s races

A.D. Quig of Crain’s Chicago Business analyzed the biggest contributors to this year’s Illlinois contests and where that money has gone. RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan provided perspective on the spending by House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President Don Harmon…

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The Center Square highlights the self-funding loophole

Cole Lauterbach of The Center Square spoke covered RFI’s recent report on the Illinois self-funding loophole by RFI Policy Analyst Isaac Wink and Executive Director Alisa Kaplan. Lauterbach spoke with Kaplan about how the self-funding provision, which was intended to level the…

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Quad-City Times Supports RFI’s Call for Change

In an editorial this week, the Quad-City Times editorial board highlighted the call made by Reform for Illinois, the Better Government Association, Change Illinois, and Common Cause Illinois for the Joint Commission on Legislative Ethics to release its report of ethics…

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Good Government Groups Call for the Release of Ethics Report

Reform for Illinois joined with Common Cause Illinois, CHANGE Illinois, and the Better Government Association in calling on the Joint Commission on Legislative Ethics to release its report, which is now six months overdue. RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan spoke…

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Holding Speaker Madigan accountable goes beyond politics

Everyone should want answers about the ComEd scandal, no matter what side of the aisle they’re on. RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan spoke with Greg Bishop of The Center Square about how the costs of corruption go beyond politics. Read…

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