Posts tagged: Illinois

Apr 24 2013

Illinois Greens win in five local races

Source: Green Party of Illinois (via Green Party Watch)

While most of Tuesday’s elections were officially nonpartisan, Illinois Green Party members competed in elections across the state, with five candidates winning their races, based on unofficial results. If these wins hold, the ILGP’s number of officeholders statewide would grow to 10.

The big win of the night belongs to Green Party member Jessica Bradshaw, who appears Read more »

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Apr 12 2013

Constitution Party Of Illinois Now Has Its First Elected Official

Source: Independent Political Report

On April 9th, municipal elections were held throughout the state of Illinois. In Lake County (the county directly north of Cook County, where Chicago is located), the Constitution Party of Illinois elected its first officeholder in the party’s history. Phil Collins was elected Libertyville Township Trustee. Collins came in 4th out of 6 candidates, with the top 4 being elected. He received 1,132 votes, or 15.11%. He got Read more »

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Apr 11 2013

Write-in Candidate Elected Mayor of Alton, Illinois

Source: Ballot Access News

Alton, Illinois, held city elections on April 9, 2013, and only one name appeared on the ballot for Mayor. However, a candidate who had tried and failed to get on the ballot won the election on write-in votes. See this story. Alton has a population of 27,865. Thanks to Ken Bush for the link.

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Apr 11 2013

Libertarian Chris Jenner wins college board election in Illinois, hopes to slash millions in spending

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The McHenry County College Board in Illinois has a new Libertarian member who’s ready to rein in wasteful spending. Chris Jenner, of Cary, Ill., came in second out of nine candidates, with the top three candidates winning seats on the board. Jenner netted 9,919 votes, or 15 percent, according to the Northwest Herald.

Jenner has been involved with the Illinois LP for more than a decade, and recently Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Illinois Special U.S. House Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 9, Illinois held a special U.S. House election, 2nd district. The unofficial results are: Democrat Robin Kelly 57,985 (70.78%); Republican Paul McKinley 18,071 (22.06%); Green LeAlan Jones 1,503 (1.83%); and these three independent candidates Elizabeth Pahlke 2,477 (3.02%); Marcus Lewis 1,344 (1.64%); Curtiss Lleng Bey 538 (.66%). Read more »

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Apr 09 2013

Highlights of Gary Johnson’s Speech at University of Illinois Now on YouTube

Source: Independent Political Report

On April 3, 2013, Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as part of their nationwide college campus tour. The event was sponsored and hosted by the UIUC Young Americans for Liberty. The highlights of both of their speeches can be found on YouTube:



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Apr 09 2013

Illinois Appeals Court Says “Transparency & Accountability in Politics Party” Meets Five-Word Limit, Should be on Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

Many municipalities in Illinois have partisan city and town elections, but the parties are local parties that exist only in that municipality. In North Riverside Village, the two parties are the Voters Improvement Party (which is an old party that has held power for decades) and a new party, the Transparency & Accountability in Politics Party. Read more »

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Apr 09 2013

Illinois Green Party Member Elected to Carbondale, Illinois City Council

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 9, Jessica Bradshaw was elected to an at-large city council seat in Carbondale, Illinois. Bradshaw is a Green Party member, although the election is non-partisan. Twelve candidates appeared on the ballot and voters were permitted to vote for three candidates to fill the three seats.

Bradshaw, 32, is the daughter of Richard Whitney (Green Party gubernatorial nominee in Read more »

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Mar 23 2013

Chicago Tribune Investigates Illinois’ Unfair Ballot Access Laws

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 23, the Chicago Tribune carried this comprehensive investigative report on Illinois ballot access procedures, especially for local office.

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Mar 19 2013

Video Coverage From LNC Spring Meeting In Chicago Now Up On YouTube

Source: Independent Political Report

During the LNC meeting March 16-17th in Rosemont, Illinois (suburb of Chicago next to O’Hare airport), I was there both doing a little bit of reporting for IPR when Paulie had business to take care of and also recording as much of the proceedings as I could make it out to (on Saturday, March 16th, I came into the meeting at 2:30 PM, about six and a half hours after it had started). However, other than that, I was able to record Read more »

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