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CHANGE Illinois is creating a stronger, more inclusive democracy

The Independent Map Amendment is picking up steam in Illinois. With a favorable ruling this week, the era of ridiculous gerrymandering in Illinois may be over soon. CHANGE Illinois has been part of the fight for an Independent Map Amendment, as well as other campaigns to improve civic participation and strengthen democracy….

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Lucas Museum lawsuit update

Last week, U.S. District Judge John Darra denied the city of Chicago’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit aimed to keep the Lucas Museum from being built on the city’s protected lakefront. Read the Chicago Tribune story here. The lawsuit was brought by Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan Ltd. on behalf of Friends of…

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Surely not what Elbridge envisioned.

These days, redistricting is gaining more and more attention from organizations such as OneVirginia2021 and Change Illinois. Change Illinois recently released a report that shows the effects of partisan redistricting. They also have a handy “Explainer‘ that delves into the details and ramifications of the current process of drawing political boundaries. Meanwhile,…

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Under legal pressure, Village of Lyons increases regulations on gun shops

The Village of Lyons has passed landmark legislation to dramatically increase oversight of gun shops within its jurisdiction. The action is in response to a civil rights lawsuit filed earlier this year by Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan Ltd. The suit argued that the village’s lack of oversight disproportionately jeopardized the lives of African…

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GE Retirees Seek Class Action Status for Lawsuit

A lawsuit against General Electric is being closely watched in boardrooms around America, as the company defends its decision to shut down its retiree health care plan. In 2012, GE announced to its some of its retirees that they would no longer be part of its GE Medicare Benefits Plan. In 2014,…

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