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What’s next for Illinois ethics reform legislation?

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan was interviewed alongside other Illinois ethics reform advocates by Daily Herald’s Maria Gardner. Kaplan spoke about the need for effective ethics reform legislation to protect Illinoisians, especially in light of recent corruption events such as former Illinois…

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Chicago temporary casino location raises donation concerns

RFI ED Alisa Kaplan was interviewed on WGN9 about the newly announced temporary casino location at Medinah Temple in Chicago and the owner’s recent donation to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s campaign account.  “The reason that was a legal contribution was because…

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RFI ED talks electoral boards, conflicts of interest

“The people who are sitting on these electoral boards, and who are deciding who gets to stay on the ballot when these petition challenges come to them, have a direct stake in who wins these elections,” said Alisa Kaplan, executive…

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Are Gas Giveaways Vote Buying?

RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan spoke to the Chicago Tribune about Willie Wilson’s latest gas giveaway and the sometimes blurry ethical line between charity and campaigning. Read the full article here.

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What will it take for true ethics reform in Springfield?

RFI Executive Director Alisa Kaplan spoke with Greg Bishop of The Center Square about the lack of meaningful ethics reform in Springfield after former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s indictment. “If the indictment of Speaker Madigan wasn’t going to do…

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