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Old-School Chicago Election Season: A Surge in Requests for Mail-in Ballots Not Seen Since WWII
RFI was mentioned in this article. Via – Chicago Tribune Could the midterm elections signal a return to snail mail?
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Raoul Joins Civil Rights Leader Congressman John Lewis and Brendan Kelly to Get Out the Vote
RFI was mentioned in this article. Via – The Chicago Crusader Democratic candidate for attorney general Kwame Raoul joined Congressman
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Super Wealthy Candidates for Governor Spending at Record Pace
RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan was quoted in this article. Via – WGN Gov. Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker, two
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Illinois Governor’s Race Among Most Expensive in Country Thanks to Wealthy Candidates
RFI Policy Director Alisa Kaplan was quoted in this article. Via – ABC 7 Chicago Information about the 2017 income
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The Cost of a Campaign
Illinois Sunshine was used as a data source in this article. Via – The Times Hundreds of millions of dollars
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Since 1997, our organization has worked to empower the public through legislative advocacy, legal action and direct engagement with the
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AFSCME’s Latest Donation to Madigan Campaign Fund Appears to be Largest Ever by Union
Reform for Illinois (formerly ICPR) Policy Director Alisa Kaplan was quoted in this article. Via – Illinois News Network “A
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Cadre of GOP Insiders Getting Big Salaries at Illinois Tollway
ICPR Board Chair Hon. Susan Garrett was quoted in this article. Via – Daily Herald “In less than two years,
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Some Campaign Funds Neck and Neck
Illinois Sunshine was used as a resource in this article. Via – Northwest Herald “As the November general election draws
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These State Lawmakers are Running Unopposed, but Still Raking in Campaign Cash
ICPR was referenced in this article. Via – WFMY News “Alabama’s Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon has collected more than $248,000
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The New Techniques (and Big Money) Behind Political Ads
ICPR’s Policy Director Alisa Kaplan appeared on Chicago Tonight. Via – WTTW “The race for Illinois governor has been dominated
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Toni Preckwinkle Exploring Mayor’s Race ‘to make sure she can win’
Illinois Sunshine was mentioned in this article. Via – Chicago Sun Times Consider it a “maybe.” “Four years after she
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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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Will Emanuel Campaign Cash Trickle To Other Candidates?
Executive Director Mary Miro was quoted in this interview clip. Via – WBBM “A campaign finance expert says Mayor Emanuel could
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follow the money with emanuel out where do the big checks land
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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