News

Libertarians Say, Don’t Forget Us

Libertarians Say, Don’t Forget Us

It’s not a conspiracy; “it’s codified in state law,” says Lex Green. The Democrats and Republicans wrote the rules to benefit themselves, says the Libertarian Party of Illinois’ political director.

He says his people had to collect five times the signatures as the two established parties. “We feel the parties should manage their own business.” His party is fighting the Illinois State Board of Elections, to no avail so far.

Lest you think the limited-government, full-freedom agenda sounds like the Republicans, Green reminds us it was a Republican-led Illinois which introduced a state income tax.

The Libertarian slate includes:

  • Sharon Hansen, U. S. Senate
  • Chad Grimm, governor
  • Alex Cummings, lieutenant governor
  • Ben Koyl, attorney general
  • Julie Fox, comptroller
  • Matthew Skopek, treasurer
  • Chris Michel, secretary of state

www.lpillinois.org

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

State Police Emphasize Speed, DUI, Seat Belts

seat belt

Click It or Ticket, Border to Border

2 hours ago in Local

Jurors Drain County Resources

gavel2

Five-month total exceeds last fiscal year

3 hours ago in Local

Inmate: Drew Admitted Killing Stacy

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Murder-for-hire trial in Randolph County

3 hours ago in Local

Election Board Concerned about Automatic Plan

votesigns

Driver's license component costly, they say

15 hours ago in Local

Rauner Repeats: Budget Can Still Be Passed

3-30-16 Rauner

Rauner: Keep up the good work and come to a compromise, lawmakers.