From today's Tribune: "Here's a sure sign that Chicago aldermen are petrified about next year's City Council election. Their protectors in Springfield are trying to make it much harder for anybody to run against them.
An Illinois House committee this week approved a bill that would greatly increase the number of petition signatures a candidate has to collect to get on the ballot. And if a registered voter signed petitions for two or more candidates, the signatures wouldn't count. Bottom line: Less competition! How nice for the incumbents." Read the whole thing here.
The reader who brought this to our attention says, "Would love to get opinions from Harris and Steans on this."