The latest on how we’re working for more ethical, efficient government in Illinois.
Before we tumble too far into the bruising Chicago election season, some significant election results from the Illinois midterms flew under the radar and deserve […]
And yet, nothing really changes. That’s because no one is addressing the underlying causes of corruption in our state Capitol. The feds’ recent bomblet alleging AT&T […]
The possibilities for efficiencies are endless, if only our elected officials would set their minds to it. The envelope came in the mail mid-week. Important […]
By: Damon Smith, Community Outreach Director The boards, staff, and volunteers at CHANGE Illinois and the CHANGE Illinois Action Fund strongly support the First Annual […]
Our representative governments aren’t very representative anymore. In large part, that’s because of gerrymandering and the way in which our elections are run, but a few local movements in the area are bubbling up and beginning to provide opportunities to try some new approaches.
Mayors and outgoing incumbents have too much power to appoint successors. While we’re in the midst of state election season and hurtling toward city election […]
You have the power to pick the candidates who will be on the November ballot. During the primary election, you have the most options to choose from, so make sure you get out and vote!
How do we get back to productive, constructive, respectful politics? How do we get to arguing over policy and practicalities without name-calling, threats or violence? We all have a part to play in finding the answers.
Next week is the June 28th Primary Election and we want you to be prepared to cast your ballot and have your voice heard! Many […]
Over and over again, the chance for resident-led redistricting has been taken away from Illinois by politicians and special interest groups. Most recently, politicians in […]
For many people it might feel as if time has stood still since 2020 when we entered an unprecedented pandemic, but the number of elected […]
It seems the voters could determine that, but, at the very least, incumbents should not get one set of rules while challengers are required to meet another set. That’s what’s happening in Cook County now.