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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...

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.