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A call for civic change: Chicago’s referendum proposal for election funding reform

A call for civic change: Chicago's referendum proposal for election funding reform

Kevin Gross

March 8, 2015

Last week The DePaulia touched upon the topic of elected school boards, one of the many referendum issues that Chicago’s citizens voted “yes” during the recent mayoral election. Another of the referendum questions that was overwhelmingly approved by voters advocated for campaign funding reform in the city of Chi...

A call for civic change: Chicago’s referendum for elected school board

Some analysts believe an elected school board would reduce the infuence that Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center) has over bureaucrats such as former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard (left), or Chicago Board of Education president David Vitale. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Kevin Gross

March 1, 2015

Although Chicago will not know who its future mayor will be until April’s runoff election, voters were unambiguous in their approval for multiple referendum issues. Read More »...

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