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RFI Statement on Former Ald. Ed Burke’s Sentencing

Former Ald. Edward Burke’s sentencing on corruption charges represents a clarion call for Mayor Johnson and the City Council to take action on ethics reform. The longtime Finance Committee chair, who also chaired the Cook County Democratic Party’s judicial slating…

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Omnibus fails to deal with deep fake electioneering

RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan spoke with The Center Square about the omnibus and its failure to include a provision for deep fake electioneering.  “For example, if someone used Artificial Intelligence to create a Joe Biden video saying, ‘stay home…

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WTTW highlights RFI’s elections omnibus statement

WTTW covered the recent elections omnibus bill and spoke to Speaker Welch about a controversial provision that would remove restrictions on contributions from political party committees to candidates during a primary election. An excerpt from RFI’s recent statement about the…

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