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George Ryan
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by Ellyn Fortino
7:13pm
Tue Apr 1, 2014

Race For Illinois Treasurer Heats Up

The General Election is not for another seven months, but the nominees for Illinois treasurer are wasting no time in taking jabs at each other. Progress Illinois takes a look at the race for treasurer that pits State Sen. Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) against State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego). 

Quick Hit
by Matthew Blake
3:59pm
Fri Jun 8, 2012

Report Gives Qualified Praise For Illinois Campaign Finance Laws

Illinois is synonymous with political corruption, but a new study gives hope to the Land of Lincoln. Illinois has the seventh strongest campaign finance laws in the country, according to a report released yesterday by the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C. government watchdog.

As with a CPI study Progress Illinois examined in February on overall public corruption by state, the campaign finance report is not concerned with past shenanigans but current law, and Illinois ranks well on both citizen access to financial records, and decently on rules placed on the financing of political parties and individual candidates.