Save the Date--April 18, 2015.  The ILGP will gather in Champaign-Urbana for the Spring Membership Meeting.    Watch for your next newsletter for the proposed agenda and other details.  Thanks to the Prairie Greens for hosting us!

Voting Day!

You have the right to vote if you are in line by the time polls close at 7 p.m.

You can take unpaid time from work to vote, but no more than two successive hours.

If you make a mistake on a paper ballot and the ballot has not yet been cast, you have the right to receive a replacement ballot.

The Illinois Attorney General says that 140 teams of attorneys and investigators will be monitoring elections in Chicago and Springfield.

If you observe or encounter any suspected improper or illegal activating in Tuesday's contests, you can call the Attorney General's Office:

  Chicago voters can call: 1-866-536-3496
  Springfield voters can call: 1-866-559-6812

Democracy Now! Covers the Chicago Mayoral Race

On the eve of the February 24th Chicago election, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez cover the events leading up to tomorrow's mayoral election, including an interview with Rick Perlman, who has written several books and a recent article for In These Times entitled, "How to Sell Off a City: Welcome to Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago, the Privatized Metropolis of the Future."  See the full story here:  " 'Mayor 1%' Rahm Emanuel of Chicago Faces Progressive Challenge in Heated Bid for Re-election".