From a press release:
The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) now allows voters to learn through its website (ilcampaign.org) where candidates stand on important campaign and government reform proposals.
â€œWe asked a handful of direct questions about limiting campaign contributions, policing the campaign finance system, giving citizens more information about investigations of ethical conduct in state government, and other important reform proposals,â€ said Cindi Canary,
Director of ICPR. â€œNow, voters can learn what the candidates want to do to change the system.â€
Nearly all of the statewide candidates, including the three gubernatorial candidates, answered the questions, but the majority of candidates for the General Assembly dodged the issues.
â€œDespite repeated requests over the past 8 months, only 89 of the 250 men and women running for election to the General Assembly were willing to tell us their positions,â€ Canary said. â€œSome of those running without any opposition told us they donâ€™t feel any need to tell voters where they stand on these issues. Some incumbents even had the brass to say their record speaks for itself, when many of the issues have not
come before the General Assembly for debate or a vote.â€
* Responses listed by candidate are here.
* Responses listing all candidates for the same office are here.