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A former Illinois attorney who lives in Texas and two PACs have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago challenging the recently passed restrictions on political contributions on judicial candidates. The lawsuit argues that the prohibitions on a […]

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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed Amendment to House Bill 716, requiring judicial candidate committees to report all persons who have contributed in excess of $500 to the committee if received from any committee, association or group not required to disclose […]

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Illinois lawmakers adjourned sine die early Saturday morning after passing a bill limiting contributions to judicial self-funding political committees and independent expenditure committees. Amendment to House Bill 716 prohibits self-funding political committees and independent expenditure committees established to support or […]

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The DuPage County Board passed an ordinance to repeal the county’s lobbying ordinance. Ordinance FI-O-0014-22 repeals Chapter 2, Article IX, Section 2-600 of the DuPage County Code in recognition of Illinois Public Act 102-0664. The act requires state registration under […]

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January 14, 2022  •  

Illinois In-person Session Work Canceled

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The Illinois General Assembly has canceled in-person work for a second week due to COVID-19 concerns. Of the nine scheduled session days, eight have now been pushed to remote. Committee meetings can still be viewed by the public on the […]

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The Illinois Legislature canceled two of the three days scheduled this week and may cancel the session for next week due to a spike in daily average of COVID-19 cases. House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the House and Senate […]

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The Cook County, Illinois Board of Commissioners passed a substitute ordinance amending the County Ethics Ordinance on December 16. The substitute ordinance updates many sections of the ethics code and includes provisions acknowledging registration for lobbying in Cook County will […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation prohibiting dark money contributions to judicial candidates. Effective immediately, Senate Bill 536 prohibits a political committee established to support a state judicial candidate from accepting contributions from any out-of-state person and from any entity […]

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The Illinois House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 539 with the amendatory veto issued by Gov. JB Pritzker. The bill passed along party lines in a vote taken September 9, after it was rejected in an earlier vote last week. […]

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The Illinois House of Representatives has returned to Springfield for a special session starting at noon today to consider urgent energy legislation and vote on the amendatory veto of Senate Bill 539 issued by Gov. JB Pritzker in August. The […]

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Illinois State House lawmakers killed an ethics omnibus bill by rejecting the Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 539 issued by Gov. JB Pritzker last week. The requested amendment was a minor change to the bill to keep the current process […]

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Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker issued an amendatory veto of Senate Bill 539 lawmakers requested to maintain the current process regarding ethics investigations. Pritzker pledged to certify the bill once the amendatory veto passes the Legislature. The bill expands state lobbyist […]

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Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Senate President Don Harmon issued a joint proclamation calling on the Legislature to convene on August 31 for a one-day special session to make changes in the new state legislative district map after […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation changing the vendor disclosure due date. Effective immediately, Senate Bill 581 requires the Vendor Payment Program financial backer disclosure to be filed on August 1 of each year for the previous fiscal year. The […]

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