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INTERACTIVE MAP EXPLORES CIVIC EDUCATION BY STATE
How does Illinois stack up against the other 49 states in its civic education requirements and standards?…  more »
ILLINOIS PRIMARY POLLS OPEN FOR VOTING
It’s primary election day in Illinois, and we’re hoping residents across the state put democracy first and make heading to the polls a priority…  more »
COLLABORATIVE SEEKS TO STRENGTHEN CHICAGO'S PUBLIC SCHOOL…
CEJE's current research project focuses on last spring's massive school closings and the impact on students, parents, and communities…  more »
CNN'S CHICAGOLAND SERIES PREMIERES THURSDAY
This 8-episode series explores "where policy meets real people's lives" and chronicles the challenges facing this heartland city…  more »
'SUFFRAGE AT 17' LAW CREATES MORE HIGH SCHOOL VOTERS IN…
Nearly 3,500 17-year-olds across Suburban Cook County are now registered to vote just ahead of the primary state election…  more »
GREAT CITIES, GREAT SCHOOLS: A CONVERSATION WITH PEDRO…
Professor Noguera from New York University is visiting UIC to talk educational policy and reform…  more »
CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST INVITES CHICAGOLAND TO SHARE IDEAS…
On May 12, residents from across the Chicago metropolitan region will put their ideas "on the table" and shape a public agenda to build better,…  more »
GOV. QUINN TO DELIVER STATE OF THE STATE AT NOON
Today in Springfield, Gov. Quinn will focus his speech on building the middle class and growing the economy…  more »
STATE OF THE UNION 2014: A CONVERSATION WITH THE AMERICAN…
Tune in tonight 8 p.m. CT to hear President Obama address Congress and the nation, and follow-up with one of the many interactive opportunities…  more »
CHICAGOCODE.ORG DELIVERS CITY LAW TO THE HANDS OF CITIZENS
A joint initiative from the OpenGov Foundation and the City Clerk’s Office has opened up the City’s Code and turned it into an accessible online…  more »
BEST PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING WITH YOUR CONSTITUENTS ONLINE
An article in the EUobserver seeks to help elected officials successfully respond to citizens' demands for more online interaction…  more »
BUILDING A CIVIC INFRASTRUCTURE
Watch: Matt Leighninger's keynote address from the Second Annual Dialogue and Deliberation Convening on YouTube…  more »
WHITE HOUSE BACKS PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING
The White House recently announced major plans to promote participatory budgeting as part of its new Open Government National Action Plan…  more »
DO WE NEED A 'VOTER REGISTRATION RENAISSANCE' IN ILLINOIS?
'We must do more to encourage participation for future voters,' says Cook County Clerk David Orr…  more »
'TEXT, TALK, ACT' BREAKS THE SILENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH
Mental health is a community issue that should be talked about, not ignored. Here's how to get in on the conversation…  more »
NELSON MANDELA'S INSPIRING LEGACY
In remembrance of Nelson Mandela, we countdown his 10 most inspiring quotes on action, human dignity, and social justice…  more »
GEEKING OUT WITH STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS
Today the country celebrates National Entrepreneurs' Day by recognizing some of the nation's youngest innovators …  more »
REMEMBERING JOHN F. KENNEDY THROUGH HIS INAUGURAL ADDRESS
Today we honor the legacy of John F. Kennedy by remembering his call to civic action…  more »
MEMORIALIZING THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
Filmmaker Ken Burns is commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by encouraging Americans to memorize and internalize the speech…  more »
LEADERS TALK, EXPLORE SOLUTIONS AT WASHINGTON IDEAS FORUM
The Washington Ideas Forum wrapped up its annual two-day symposium this afternoon, after a series of stimulating, in-depth conversations…  more »
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Justices strike down donor limit(via CNN.com - Politics)

The Supreme Court strikes down the limit on the overall amount a person can give to political campaigns.  (0 Comments)

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois would beef up protections of eligible voters to ensure they can register and cast a ballot without fear of voter…more »  (0 Comments)

Obamacare: 7.1M sign-ups(via CNN.com - Politics)

The President said Obamacare has "made our health care system a lot better" by allowing millions of Americans to access insurance who previously…more »  (0 Comments)

Quinn budget makes tax hike permanent(via Chicago Breaking News)

Homeowners relief is selling point in plan to be unveiled WednesdayGov. Pat Quinn has prepared an election-year spending proposal that would make…more »  (0 Comments)

Obamacare extension for some(via CNN.com - Politics)

The Obama administration will give more time to people who try to apply for health insurance coverage through the federal marketplace by Monday…more »  (0 Comments)

President Barack Obama and other world leaders have decided to end Russia's role in the group of leading industrialized nations, the White House…more »  (0 Comments)

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