A federal judge has ruled that two sections of Illinois' campaign finance law are unconstitutional; namely the provision that limits contributions to Political Action Committees and the clause that limits the number of PAC's an individual can establish. The ruling is not surprising given the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United, which has allowed individuals and corporations to donate unlimited sums of money to a candidate's PAC, as long as they don't coordinate with the candidate in question.
It's not clear if the decision will open the floodgates for "Super PAC's" in Illinois races, as Citizens United did for the 2012 Presidential election. Kent Redfield, an emeritus professor of political studies at the University of Illinois Springfield, told the State-Journal Register that the ruling would not have much of an effect on 2012 races, but would impact 2014 elections. The Illinois primary is Tuesday.