7th Circuit won’t relax referendum requirement

SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois group trying to get a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 3 ballot is not entitled to looser regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

July 13, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

AG asks Clay Co. judge to rule on last issue in Bailey’s lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Attorney General’s office on Tuesday asked a southern Illinois judge to address the one outstanding issue in Rep. Darren Bailey’s lawsuit challenging Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 9, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

Elections Board wants to continue challenge of third-party ballot access

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ chief election authority told a federal appeals court Monday it wants to continue its appeal of looser election rules for third-party candidates.

July 8, 2020 | Relevance: 74%

Judge: No more changes to ballot rules for third-party candidates

SPRINGFIELD — A federal court has denied the Illinois State Board of Elections’ request to suspend enforcement of looser ballot access requirements for third-party candidates in the November election.

June 24, 2020 | Relevance: 51%

Rep. Tarver: Demonstrations show good in people

SPRINGFIELD — Daily demonstrations held across Illinois and the U.S. calling for an end to systemic racism are bittersweet, according to state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II.

June 17, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

Raoul asks Congress for power to investigate police misconduct

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ attorney general asked Congress in a letter Thursday to grant his office the power to investigate “practices of unconstitutional policing.”

June 8, 2020 | Relevance: 74%

Pritzker: ‘Structural change’ will come from peaceful protests

SPRINGFIELD — The “structural change” demanded by protestors around Illinois will come from nonviolent demonstrations coupled with policy reforms, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday.

June 3, 2020 | Relevance: 67%

DOJ intervenes in case against Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD — A Republican representative gained an ally Friday in his lawsuit challenging Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s authority to issue successive disaster proclamations.

May 26, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

Suit: Property seizure violates U.S., Illinois constitutions

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive orders shuttering non-essential businesses and workplaces indefinitely is unconstitutional, three business owners and two county officials claim in a lawsuit filed in federal court, because the state has not provided monetary compensation.

May 26, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

Illinois House advances major expansion of mail-in voting

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House of Representatives advanced a bill Thursday that would greatly expand voting by mail in the November general election, as well as make the day a state holiday this year.

May 22, 2020 | Relevance: 59%
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