Illinois’ Top Ten Political Moments of 2020

2020 has been a year of political ups and downs across the country. Here in Illinois, we’ve had some great successes despite a year of pandemics and political paralysis on the national stage. But we’ve also experienced significant failures and setbacks.

Revisiting Chicago’s Finances – Virtual Town Hall on Nov. 19, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7 p.m. RSVP HERE – With the election over, the City of Chicago now turns to planning the 2021 budget. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has put out her $12.8 billion proposal, and City Council will soon vote on it. A pandemic budget which must be written and passed absent any additional federal or state assistance, …

David Orr on Heartland@Home

David Orr joins Katy, Michael, and Thom to discuss voting. Casey Blue shares her work with phone banking.

Pour Over Your Ballot: Learn about the Fair Tax in Illinois

Good Government Illinois is a proud cosponsor of this upcoming event. The CCH Associate Board Advocacy Committee invites you to learn about the Fair Tax, which will be at the top of all Illinois ballots this November. This virtual educational event will be a deep-dive into Illinois’ tax structure. Voters will leave the event with a better understanding of the …

Watch the 2020 Election Virtual Town Hall

On Thursday, September 17th, Good Government Illinois’ David Orr moderated a panel of elected officials and activists about the upcoming 2020 presidential election, including State Representative Kelly Cassidy, Election Expert Jack Doppelt, and 40th Ward Democratic Committeewoman Maggie O’Keefe.

Get involved in the 2020 election

The best way to combat voter suppression so close to an election is by getting involved.
Here is a list, from our local officials and candidates to organizations across the country, to get involved with for the upcoming 2020 election.

2020 Election Virtual Town Hall

On Thursday, September 17, join Good Government Illinois as we discuss the 2020 Election and what to expect over the next 50 days withState Representative Kelly Cassidy (Sponsor of important election legislation), Jack Doppelt (Co-author of ‘ Nonvoters: America’s No Shows,’ and running a program to curb voter suppression in Iowa), and Democratic Committeewoman Maggie O’Keefe of the 40th Ward (Responsible for endorsing judges and running fair and accessible elections). Some Republicans …

Illinois Phone Call with Our Revolution Illinois

Why are some of the wealthiest individuals and most powerful business interests opposing the Fair Tax Amendment? Perhaps it’s because the wealthy benefit from the broken tax system, forcing essential workers like our nurses and grocery store clerks to pay the same tax rate as millionaires and billionaires. RSVP Here

Watch the Ethics Town Hall

Good Government Illinois’ hosted the Ethics Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, August 4 with Peggy Daley and Juliet Sorensen. Watch the Ethics Town Hall now! The Cook County Board of Ethics, led by our next Virtual Town Hall guests Peggy Daley and Juliet Sorensen, worked on a package of reforms that the Board passed in January, but has not been passed along the …