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Illinoisans See the Legal Limits of Their Constitution

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois Constitution is designed to protect itself from amendments with grassroots origins. The authors of the 1970 constitution and the voters who ratified it made a clear statement: Constitutional amendments offered to voters should, with one narrow exception, come from elected lawmakers, not ordinary citizens.

Emanuel on Letterman: Chicago Mayor "Best Job Ever'

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.10.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Hear Emanuel's response and his thoughts on gun control, Syria and running a president's staff -- plus a pretty good impression of his former boss, Bill Clinton -- in the video.

Income tax debate finally taking center stage

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When rebootillinois.com launched in November 2012, we knew that an effort to change the Illinois constitution and start a sliding-scale, progressive i...

Atheist Activist Threatens To Sue The State Over Money For Giant Cross

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Christian group in southern Illinois attempting to restore one of the largest crosses in the Western hemisphere is being challenged by a Chicago-are...

Bill Brady Wants To Change Illinois Constitution To Ban Gay Marriage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the winner of the GOP gubernatorial nomination is still a toss up between Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, front-runner Brady is already making pla...

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.