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Illinois Campaign Finance Reform

The Numbers Are In: Rahm's Ridiculous Fundraising, Spending On Residency Case

Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

It was always clear that Rahm Emanuel was raising enormous sums of cash to finance his bid for Chicago mayor. With the final totals in from the Illino...

Leaders Remain Divided Over Campaign Contribution Limits

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly $11 million was spent in just 10 suburban races for statehouse seats last year, as Republicans and Democrats slammed each other in glossy maile...

Revised Campaign Finance Reform Bill Awaits Quinn's Signature

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE McKINNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate put the finishing touch on a major campaign-finance package by voting today to send the legislation that caps contributions to Gov...

Campaign Finance Reform Hits Snag

Wall Street Journal | DOUGLAS BELKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly a year after former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested and accused of running state government as a criminal enterprise, legislators ha...

Madigan's Campaign Finance Reform Bill Passes House

Chicago Tribune | Ray Long and Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With time running out, the Illinois House late tonight approved a measure that for the first time would put major restrictions on how politicians pay ...

A Strong Endorsement for Julie Hamos

Elaine Nekritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elaine Nekritz

It is with great pride that I endorse Julie Hamos for Congress in Illinois' 10th Congressional District. Julie Hamos knows what it takes to be a good legislator.

Quinn Vetoes Campaign Finance Reform Bill

Chicago Sun-Times | ABDON M. PALLASCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an unusual ceremony today, Gov. Quinn vetoed a campaign finance reform bill he had testified in favor of....

Campaign Contribution Caps May See Legal Challenges

Chicago Public Radio | Sam Hudzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This spring, lawmakers took a stab at the issue of ethics in government, and passed a campaign finance bill. But some advocates and experts call the p...

Vote Looms On Capping Campaign Contributions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois lawmakers may be set to vote on limiting campaign contributions. Sen. Don Harmon -- an Oak Park Democrat -- says h...

Unprecedented Campaign Contribution Caps Approved, But Big Loopholes Remain

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Money donated to politicians would be limited for the first time in Illinois history under a plan backed by Gov. Pat Quinn b...

Legislators Mixed On Reform Commission's Proposals

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- With one governor in prison and another under indictment, Illinois officials must choose between patching holes in current e...

Legislators Mixed On Commission's Plans To End Pay-To-Play, Limit Campaign Contributions

The Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - Just hours after launching the initial salvo to end pay-to-play in state government, members of a blue-ribbon group traveled from Chicag...

What Veto?

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate passed one of the state's more fundamental post-Watergate campaign finance reforms _ a measure supporter...