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Lack of Voter Awareness, Plus Party Politics Reelected Smith

John V. Santore | Posted 01.12.2013 | Chicago
John V. Santore

Rep. Derreck Smith will rejoin his colleagues in the General Assembly for the time being. Under House rules they cannot boot him out a second time for the same offense. However, if he is convicted, the Illinois Constitution bars him from serving.

Against the Odds, Illinois Green Party Plays a Long Game

John V. Santore | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
John V. Santore

In an election cycle with historic levels of corporate donations, Illinois Green Party candidates reject corporate dollars. While they're running some candidates for high profile offices, they're focusing on local districts where they have a chance to win.