Former ILGP chair Phil Huckelberry has a piece in Gapers Block about crossover voting likely to happen in the upcoming March primary. From the piece: The Democratic primary is mostly a dud this year. Governor Pat Quinn does have a primary opponent — Tio Hardiman, former executive director of CeaseFire — and Hardiman will definitely pick up […]
Wade for Congress: “My opponent Mike Quigley recently stated his support for the TPP Race to the Bottom in Crain’s Chicago Business. Let’s let him know his position is unacceptable and voters have a Green Party progressive choice! Join me to show him what standing up for jobs and the environment looks like!”
VOICES, the Sun-Times blogging site, ran this piece on the ILGP’s efforts to recruit for 2014: Whitney thinks this could be a good year for Green candidates. “The state situation is not improved in most respects,” he said. “Obviously, the issue of hydraulic fracturing is now an important component of any such campaign. …. I think […]
The Green Shadow Cabinet has responded to the 2014 State of the Union address with a critique of the policies, priorities and omissions made by President Barack Obama on Tuesday night.
The Illinois Green Party will hold its 2014 membership meeting on March 15 at the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway. The meeting is free and open to the public. Come to the meeting to help make decisions on: officer elections, candidates for our slate for this year’s elections, and a petition drive for upcoming […]
Illinois Green Party member Sheldon Schafer made headlines all over the state this week upon his retirement from the Lakeview Museum planetarium in Peoria, where he served nearly 38 years. [...]
IDNR has presented us with the rules supposedly enforcing that law. Yet, the Dept., whose mission and job it is to protect the environment and resources, wrote rules which don’t even encompass the entire law, with absurdly low penalties, which would be laughable, if they weren’t serious.
It makes me wonder, just who wrote these rules? And with whose input? It looks as if gas and oil industry people were allowed to influence the IDNR, which is supposed to be a public agency.
So you’d think that Congress would want to take steps to ease the pain of commuting, perhaps by diverting drivers to public transit, which alleviates traffic and helps the environment. Through this year, Americans have been able to set aside up to $245 a month in pretax money for use on public transit. (That includes commuter rail, subways, buses, […]
The Democratic and Republican parties are waging economic war on working Americans, the unemployed, students, and veterans, said Green Party leaders and candidates on New Years Day 2014. Greens hoped that 2014 would be the year that Americans realize that the two corporate-money parties are causing the erosion of the middle class and driving poor people into destitution and desperation.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources proposed regulations to implement the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act recently passed by the Illinois legislature. The proposed regulations are riddled with loopholes and omissions literally large enough to drive the fracking trucks through. You have though January 3, 2014, to submit a comment online to help get tighten up these regulations.