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Illinois Constitutional Convention

Dawn Clark Netsch: Illinois Leader and Childhood Hero Dies at 86

Anna Leahy | Posted 05.05.2013 | Chicago
Anna Leahy

Dawn Clark Netsch was the first woman I really admired. I was five years old and in awe of her--her voice, her clothes, her ideas. When she spoke, she knew what she was talking about. I wanted my hair cut just like hers. I wanted to grow up and be like her.

A Historic Year for State Con-Cons

J.H. Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J.H. Snider

Even if a constitutional convention makes only a slight improvement in the quality of state democracy, the payback can dwarf the cost.

Every Illinois County Voted Against The Constitutional Convention

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Progress Illinois analysis of the 2008 general election results found that every county in the state voted heavily against the proposed 2010 constit...

Breaking Down The Con-Con Vote

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Obsessive student of election numbers that I am, I finally got around to poring over the ward-by-ward results from last week's all-important constitut...

Bar Association To Appeal Con-Con Ruling

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Bar Association says it will ask the Illinois Supreme Court to examine the process that put a constitutional convention referendum on the ...

Constitutional Convention Rejected By Voters

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois voters decided against a constitutional convention referendum Tuesday, but the question may live on in the courts. With 92 percent of precin...

Are Citizens 'Too Stupid' For A Constitutional Convention?

SouthtownStar | Kristen McQueary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

T here they stood, like an old Archie and Edith. Gov. Jim Edgar and his 1992 gubernatorial opponent, Dawn Clark Netsch, side by side in the Thompson C...

Vote NO on a Constitutional Convention

Greg Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Harris

If the roof in your house sprung a leak, would you fix the roof or burn down the house and start over? That is essentially the choice Illinois voters will make this year when we decide whether or not to have a constitutional convention.

Court Says State Must Use Disputed Ballot

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A state appeals court says election officials must use a ballot asking voters if they want a constitutional convention, despite language that critics ...

Constitutional Convention Gaining Momentum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The push for an Illinois constitutional convention picked up steam Tuesday with news that Cook County Assessor James Houlihan is supporting the Nov. 4...

Who Wants A Constitutional Convention?

Gapers Block | Ramsin Canon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The pro and con sides of an unconventional Constitutional Convention controversy lined up, and in a balmy room at the UIC campus, they acted out a pur...

Con-Con? Yes!

Dave Lundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Lundy

My biggest pet peeve is the absolute power exercised by our legislative leaders in refusing to allow votes on bills they don't like. For those that aren't familiar with the bizarre ways of Springfield, let me explain.