While you were ringing in the New Year, a new campaign finance law took effect in Illinois. Individuals and organizations are now limited in how much they’re able to donate in a single election. The law also puts restrictions on political action committees, or PACs.
Local political action committees aren’t the only players in the municipal elections- businesses also have a vested interest in who runs what. The political clout of corporations goes far back and the private sector has helped anoint many a king – locally and at the national level.
In less than a week voters will decide who they want to run the City of Chicago. To make things a bit easier, Eight Forty-Eight has been holding one-on-one conversations with all the candidates for Mayor.
A friend of mine, echoing so many other friends of mine, recently wrote to say: “My bottom line is the parking meters. Unless someone’s going to do something about the parking meters, I can’t even fathom voting for them.”
Chicago residents who have not yet registered to vote have just a few hours left to do so if they want to help pick a new mayor.The traditional deadline for voter registration passed weeks ago, but what's called “grace period registration” continues through Tuesday.Chicagoans need to bri