To engage the public on matters critical to reform, Reform for Illinois hosts regular educational forums open to anyone. The forums focus on timely, relevant topics and often feature expert panels, key policymakers and candidates.

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“Minority Rule” Book Event with Author Ari Berman

Roosevelt University

Join Reform for Illinois and Good Government Illinois for an exciting book event on June 4th with author Ari Berman! Minority Rule is a riveting account of the decades-long effort to undermine our democracy -- and the movement to stop it. Berman's historical research and incisive on-the-ground reporting chronicle...

Civil Disagreements: Can Presidents Pardon Themselves?


The U.S. Constitution says that presidents may "grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment." Nearly every president has exercised this power for offenses ranging from treason to simple drug possession. But to date, the only president to receive a pardon...

Civil Disagreements: Bail Reform in Illinois

Illinois became the first state in the nation to eliminate cash bail last year. Our panel discussion will explore the implementation of the reform, confront myths and realities around the law, and consider broader implications for the justice system in...

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