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index of first reading articles

1986 - PRESENT

This index includes every article in First Reading since its inception in 1986, organized by subject matter.  Issues of First Reading from June 2000 to the present are available for download and linked.  Contact the Research Unit for availability of articles from older issues.  Abstracts of reports required to be filed with the General Assembly, which are included in each issue, are not included in this index.

elections

2010 Primary Elections Winners-Feb 2010, p. 6
2002 Primary Elections Winners-Apr 2002, p. 4
86th General Assembly (Unofficial Returns)-Nov 88, p. 2
Bills on Public Funding of Judicial Campaigns-May 2009, p. 5
Can Legislative Terms be Limited by Initiative?-Dec 90, p. 3
Candidate Changes Since March Primary-Jun 92, p. 14
Computers Do Not Always Count Votes Right-Mar 90, p. 1
Controversy Continues Over Initiatives-Oct 88, p. 4
Court Invalidates Fundraising Restrictions on PACs-May 2012, p. 11
Courts Look Closely at Campaign-Statement Laws-Mar 91, p. 5
Dems Sweep National and Illinois Elections-Nov 2012, p. 1
Election Results-Nov 86, p. 2
Factors Affecting Turnout and Votes-Sept 88, p. 12
Governor and Lieutenant Governor on Same Ballot-Jan 94, p. 1
Many States Restrict "Robo-Calls"-Feb 2010, p. 1
Nonjudicial Election Funding Bills-May 2009, p. 7
Open Primaries: Pro and Con-Jun 91, p. 8
Partisan Division Clear-Nov 86, p. 1
Partisan Division of Statewide Votes and General Assembly, 1920-1988-Nov 88, p. 8; 1920-1990-Dec 90, p. 10
Percentage of Partisan Votes and General Assembly Division, 1920-1988-Nov 88, p. 9; 1920-1990-Dec 90, p. 11
Precedents on Partisan Division Shattered-Nov 88, p. 1
Primary and General Election Statistics-Feb 88, p. 5
Primary Date is Perennial Issue-May 89, p. 1
Primary Elections: Past, Present, and Future-Feb 88, p. 1
Primary System Can Affect Turnout-Jan/Feb 93, p. 16
Public Campaign Funding Takes Various Forms-May 2009, p. 1
September Primary is a "Perennial" Idea-May 95, p. 1
States Often Limit Campaign Contributions-Jan 96, p. 1
States Seek to Regulate Campaign Claims-Jan 96, p. 2
Summary of Public Funding and Spending Limits for Elections-Jan 96, p. 16
Three States Limit Legislative Terms-Dec 90, p. 1

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