While most of Tuesday’s elections were officially nonpartisan, Illinois Green Party members competed in elections across the state, with five candidates winning their races, based on unofficial results. If these wins hold, the ILGP’s number of officeholders statewide would grow to 10. The big win of the night belongs to Green Party member Jessica Bradshaw, [...]
While Quinn touts the proposed regulations as adequate to protect public and environmental health, his new budget cuts appropriations for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Attorney and former gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney was elected Illinois Green Party chairperson Saturday at a statewide meeting for the party.
An objection against LeAlan Jones, the Green Party candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, was dropped this week, clearing the way for Jones to appear on the ballot in the April 9, 2013, Special Election for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s former House seat. For more information about the campaign, visit lealanforcongress.org.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, October 22, 2012 GREEN PARTY LEADERS SLAM PROPOSED PENSION AMENDMENT, CALL ON WORKERS TO ABANDON ANTI-LABOR DEMOCRATS AND SUPPORT GREENS Illinois Green Party leaders and candidates called out the state’s Democratic leadership, urging voters to reject Proposed Amendment 5.1 to the Illinois Constitution and to hold legislators responsible for undermining [...]
Genevieve Houghton, a founding member of the Illinois Green Party, and an original Freedom Rider, passed away in Carbondale on October 2. She was 80. In 1960, Genevieve became field secretary of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality). CORE was the organization which organized the Freedom Rides, where multiracial groups of passengers would ride public transportation [...]
The Illinois Green Party released the following statement after the declaration that the Chicago Teachers Union strike would begin September 10: We stand with the Chicago Teachers Union. Months ago we declared our unity with them, and today we reaffirm that unity. The battle the teachers of the Chicago Public Schools are fighting is not [...]
Back in May, we released the following statement in advance of the Chicago Teachers Union’s large rally. As the CTU prepares for a potential strike, ILGP reiterates its support for the CTU and all public sector workers and retirees who are being scapegoated for government failures. The Illinois Green Party is proud to stand in [...]
TriStates Public Radio of Macomb (WIUM 91.3/WIUW 89.5) has provided an excellent coverage — including a web article and audio interviews — of the ILGP’s State Convention this past weekend. Links to these and other articles below the fold.
Press release: The Illinois Green Party, and congressional candidate Laurel Lambert Schmidt, on Monday filed suit against the State Board of Elections over the Board’s interpretation of the “established party” statute. A victory for the plaintiffs would substantially lower ballot access bars for Green candidates in numerous congressional and legislative districts across the state, which [...]