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Peoria Journal Star: Illinois Could Lose Extra Congressional Seat, Billions of Dollars if Residents Dodge Census

Although the official count does not start for another year, the federal government and state and local governments are ramping up their efforts to make the next census as accurate as possible. Activists, lawmakers and community leaders around the state, meanwhile, are fighting to address all the factors that might contribute to an undercount.

Money & Influence 11.5.2018

NBC Chicago: Dollars and Sense: Here's How Much Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker Spent on Their Campaigns for Illinois Governor

"The concern is that just the amount of resources they have at their disposal tend to drown out all those other voices," Young said in an interview at his Chicago office. "This money, it’s a plague, unfortunately, on our electoral system."

Money & Influence 10.25.2018

NPR: Pritzker Breaks Campaign Finance Record, Annoys Illinois With $80 Million Of Ads

"It's just distressing where you see these figures and I just feel like it makes people think that their democracy really isn't for them anymore," says Jay Young, who leads Common Cause Illinois — a nonpartisan government watchdog group — has been tracking the Pritzker-Rauner money fight.

Money & Influence 07.23.2018

CBS Chicago: Illinois Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson Defends Big Cash Giveaway

“This feels very much like the way the old Chicago machine used to work,” stated Jay Young of Common Cause Illinois.

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