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Ethics 11.19.2015

Important Transparency Reform Passes in Chicago

This means that any future privatization deals will require longer review periods, more input from the public, and more contractor oversight.

Money & Influence 11.2.2015

Invigorating Democracy: A Case For Small-Donor Matching

A Letter to the Editor by Ezer Smith on the efforts of Common Cause Illinois to fight for Fair Elections in Chicago.

Voting & Elections 10.13.2015

Testimony in Support of Automatic Voter Registration

Expanding voting rights for everyone living in Illinois is a priority for Common Cause Illinois and we strongly support pursuing Automatic Voter Registration for our state.


New Momentum in Illinois

Common Cause Illinois hires new staff in order to win upcoming reforms for Illinois.

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