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Liberty Justice Center challenges Illinois Election Day voter law

Deana Carpenter Aug. 9, 2016, 1:54pm

CHICAGO - The Liberty Justice Center in Chicago has announced a lawsuit against the state board of elections that seeks to challenge the Illinois Election Day voter registration law.

Charlie Meier: Passage of proposed redistricting reform on November ballot 'is going to be huge'

Karen Kidd May 31, 2016, 7:04am

This year's proposed redistricting reform measure would draw lines based on simple grids to take in a certain number of residents rather than try to determine districts by likely partisan voters, Meier said.

Candidates for Fifth District and Twentieth Judicial raise mostly modest sums in first quarter

Ann Maher Apr. 20, 2016, 11:02am

First quarter fund-raising by candidates for the Fifth District Appellate Court was most active in Judge Brad Bleyer's campaign, according to records from the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Public deserves full hearing in neutral courts

The Madison County Record Jan. 27, 2016, 9:01am

Ah, the good old days! When a mediocre lawyer or some political hack could get elected judge and stay on the bench for the rest of his life.

State Board of Elections set to hear objections to St. Clair County judges' candidacies Jan. 20

Ann Maher Jan. 14, 2016, 10:48am

The Illinois State Board of Elections will meet next week to hear challenges to the candidacies of three sitting circuit judges who have chosen unusual paths toward keeping their positions. Twentieth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge John Baricevic and Circuit Judges Robert LeChien and Robert Haida submitted letters of resignation to Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman both on Aug. 3 and Aug. 14, 2015, writing that they intended to seek election to their seats rather than to seek retenti

Andy Economy resigns from Board of Commissioners amid scandal

Hanna Nakano Nov. 19, 2015, 12:37pm

Hours before the Nov. 18 meeting in which the Madison County Board was to vote on Andy Economy’s removal as president of the Board of Commissioners of the Metro East Sanitary District, Economy resigned.