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Congressional Redistricting
PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
5:42pm
Fri Feb 28, 2014

Policy Experts Provide Insight On Obstacles & Solutions To Redistricting Reform

The national “partisan arms race” that comes with the redistricting process is a leading obstacle for those who want to see states reform the way electoral district boundaries are drawn, said panelists at a redistricting reform discussion at the University of Chicago. Progress Illinois provides some of the highlights from the panel discussion.

PI Original
by Ashlee Rezin
12:02pm
Mon Jul 15, 2013

Reform Advocates Pledge To Change Illinois' Redistricting Process Before Next Remap

Illinois’ redistricting process provides that the average resident doesn’t have fair electoral representation, according to supporters of a newly-formed campaign to change the way the state’s political lines are drawn. Progress Illinois takes a closer look at the state's remapping process.

Quick Hit
by Matthew Blake
12:58am
Wed Nov 7, 2012

In Victory, Duckworth Calls For Pragmatism (VIDEO)

Chicago's northwest suburbs have a new representative in the U.S. House tonight as Democrat Tammy Duckworth, perhaps best known for losing her legs in the Iraq War and her work on veterans' issues, defeated Joe Walsh, a Tea Party icon and now one-term Congressman.

Quick Hit
by Matthew Blake
3:59pm
Fri Jun 8, 2012

Report Gives Qualified Praise For Illinois Campaign Finance Laws

Illinois is synonymous with political corruption, but a new study gives hope to the Land of Lincoln. Illinois has the seventh strongest campaign finance laws in the country, according to a report released yesterday by the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C. government watchdog.

As with a CPI study Progress Illinois examined in February on overall public corruption by state, the campaign finance report is not concerned with past shenanigans but current law, and Illinois ranks well on both citizen access to financial records, and decently on rules placed on the financing of political parties and individual candidates.