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Illinois Campaign Season Opens Tuesday
NPR ILLINOIS • By BRIAN MACKEY • SEP 3, 2019
Tuesday marks the official beginning of campaign season in Illinois — the day potential candidates can start circulating petitions to get their names on the ballot. In Illinois, people can’t really be political candidates until they collect enough signatures — anywhere from hundreds to thousands, depending on the office. State election law dictates when READ MORE>
Young Republican Hopes More Women Follow Her Into The GOP
WGLT • By RYAN DENHAM • FEB 15, 2019
Women are underrepresented at almost all levels of elected office.
In the Illinois General Assembly, only 36 percent of lawmakers (64 of 177) are women. In Congress just under 1 in 4 members are women. The shortage is even more pronounced in the Republican Party. Following the 2018 election, the number of GOP women in office fell in Congress (from 29 to 20) READ MORE>