WBEZ | public interest group http://www.wbez.org/tags/public-interest-group Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en New law puts restrictions on political action committees http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-16/new-law-puts-restrictions-political-action-committees-82415 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//early voting_getty.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>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&rsquo;re able to donate in a single election. The law also puts restrictions on political action committees, or PACs. PACs have had an important impact on previous mayoral races.<br /><br />To find out how the new restrictions are affecting PACs in this year&rsquo;s municipal election, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> was joined by Cindi Canary. She&rsquo;s the director of the non-partisan public interest group, <a href="http://www.ilcampaign.org/" target="_blank">Illinois Campaign for Political Reform</a><b>.</b></p></p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-16/new-law-puts-restrictions-political-action-committees-82415