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Parties Are Spending Big on Mail-In Vote Drives. Is It Worth It?
The Democratic Party of Illinois and the J.B. Pritzker gubernatorial campaign have invested $1 million in a drive to register new voters
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Illinois’ Election Security is National News
This week on NBC’s Nightly News, Steve Sandvoss of the Illinois Board of Elections recounted how Illinois’ voting system was
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Follow the Money: With Emanuel Out, Where Do the Big Checks Land?
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s stunning announcement Tuesday that he will not seek a third term has upended a packed campaign
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Kaegi Vows to Fix Broken Property Tax System
Cook County assessor hopeful Fritz Kaegi, who bested incumbent Joseph Berrios in the Democratic primary, pledged to attendees of an Illinois Campaign for
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The #MeToo Movement Should Look Beyond Lawmakers to Change Springfield’s Culture
As sexual harassment allegations continue to plague Illinois’ political establishment, a review of staff hiring practices raises questions about the
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Willie Wilson Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2018 Contacts:  Edward Mullen, (312) 508-9433, ed_mullen@me.com  Mary Miro, (312) 436-1274, mary@ilcampaign.org Illinois Campaign for
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House Democrat’s Campaign War Chest More Than Doubles GOP’s Senate Democrats Outspend Republicans 2 to 1
Media outlets are keeping a close watch on the eye-popping spending in Illinois’ gubernatorial campaign with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner
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Pritzker, Emanuel, and Raoul Eclipse Competitors in Election Spending
Democratic Candidate J.B. Pritzker outspent incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner by nearly 3 to 1, $20.1 million to $7.8 million, respectively.
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Republicans Retain Twice as much Cash Despite Big Fundraising by Democrats in Top IL Congressional Races
With Democrats pushing for a “blue wave” in this year’s midterm elections to bring the party back to power in
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Mega Donors Still Winning Under Illinois’ Campaign Finance Restrictions
In the last three months, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raised about $5.2 million in his bid for a third
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Harassment Controversies at Illinois Capitol Shine Light on Lax Open Records Laws: Push for more oversight and accountability in Springfield
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in 1966, the legislation solidified how central transparency
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The American Presidency: An In-Depth Discussion with Woodward and Bernstein
A growing contingent throughout the nation sees the United States plunging into a crisis similar to the one of August
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Self-Funding Candidates in Illinois Gubernatorial Race: Do They Relate Financially to Average Voters?
Illinois stands alone in nominating two mega-wealthy men to run for governor. Both incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic
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General Assembly Gives Green Light to ICPR Voting Machine Proposal
This afternoon, Senate Bill 2651 (SB 2651) passed its final hurdle in the state’s General Assembly. The bill contained ICPR’s
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Getting on the Illinois Ballot: How many Signatures does it Take?
Candidates consider several factors while campaigning for public office, but sometimes, just getting on the ballot is their greatest challenge.
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