Illinois Libertarian Party

A just-issued court order does away with a law that third-party candidates say makes it difficult to run for certain offices in Illinois.

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are nearly tied in the polls, as the November election approaches. But there is a third candidate in the race. 

Democrats succeeded in getting a slate of Green Party candidates wiped from the November ballot. But the Libertarian Party had enough signatures to withstand a Republican challenge before the State Board of Elections. And now the Libertarians have withstood a court challenge as well. IPR's Amanda Vinicky has the latest.                                                                                              

Sometimes you can actually hear the smile in someone's voice. I didn't actually see Chad Grimm's face upon hearing the news that he'll remain on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for governor. But, he sure sounds happy:

The Illinois Libertarian Party has filed a criminal complaint against the state's Republican Party. The Libertarians allege the GOP hired armed private investigators to go to the homes of voters who hadsigned the petitions to put the Libertarian slate on the November election ballot.