voters http://peoriapublicradio.org en IL Senate approves sending voters constitution changes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-senate-approves-sending-voters-constitution-changes <div>Illinois voters will be asked to weigh in on at least two changes to the Illinois Constitution at this November's election. Both measures got final approval Thursday in the Senate.</div><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:48:26 +0000 Brian Mackey 21603 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Senate approves sending voters constitution changes IL looks to stop voter suppression http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-looks-stop-voter-suppression <div>As other states enact stricter voting restrictions, Illinois lawmakers are looking to protect against suppression. A House committee Tuesday advanced the constitutional change.</div><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:20:30 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21136 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL looks to stop voter suppression Sheila Simon announces support for redistricting reform effort http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sheila-simon-announces-support-redistricting-reform-effort <div>Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon stopped in Peoria Wednesday to announce her support for a statewide effort to change the way political districts are drawn. “Yes! for Independent Maps” is aiming to get a constitutional amendment question on the November 2014 ballot to have an independent commission determine boundaries. &nbsp;The goal is to make Illinois legislative district boundaries less politically driven and more compact and contiguous. Simon says the amendment aims to make political boundaries more consistent:</div><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:46:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19817 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sheila Simon announces support for redistricting reform effort Peoria County residents may get to vote on consolidating election commissions http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-residents-may-get-vote-consolidating-election-commissions <div>Legislation passed in Springfield clears the way for Peoria County to have a single election commission. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the election reform bill allows the County to ask voters if they want a combined commission:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Currently the City of Peoria runs election services within its borders, and part of the County Clerk’s Office runs the rest of Peoria County services. Tom Bride is executive director of the Peoria City Election Commission. He says a combined service means more efficiency for voters:</span></p></div><div> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:53:12 +0000 Alex Rusciano 8873 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County residents may get to vote on consolidating election commissions