America’s War on Poverty has been an abject failure. Nearly $12 trillion and 60 years later, official poverty rates remain basically unchanged. While the nation waged a well-intentioned assault on poverty, it inadvertently launched a far more sinister war: on dignity. While attempting to eradicate poverty, America created countless government welfare programs. In doing so,...View Report
Voters wanting to share their Election Day pride best not do it with a voting booth selfie posted to social media. That’s a felony in Illinois.
With 82 statehouse races expected to be contested – the most in at least 24 years – the number of ballots cast could reach 4.3 million. That would be the highest non-presidential year figure in recent history.
Progressive voices decry voter suppression in states such as Texas, but the very blue state of Illinois is guilty of rampant voter suppression using a system of maps and rules that defeat many challengers before they ever get on the ballot. A new effort is working to change that.
Increased early voting, younger poll workers and masks are the trend amid the COVID-19 crisis
This is an unprecedented year for voting in Illinois, thanks to COVID-19 and new voting laws. Here are some of the most common questions.
Illinoisans can work elections through numerous positions from election judges to polling place technicians
The amendment’s ballot language misleads voters about what a graduated income tax would do if passed Nov. 3 in Illinois.
With more people this year voting by mail or voting early, it’s more important than ever to verify your vote was counted.
State lawmakers across the country have struggled to square ballot secrecy with the advent of smartphones and social media.
Fewer people want to live in states with progressive income taxes. So after 6 straight years of population loss, why would Illinois want to join them?