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‘Con-con’ Pros & Cons: The Basics of the Illinois Constitutional Convention Question and Why It’s Important to Kids & Families

The ballot that Illinois voters take up in November 2008 will include a statewide referendum on whether to authorize a new constitutional convention (“con-con”) to consider changing all or part(s) of the existing, 1970 state constitution. On its face, this seems largely a question of government process, affecting the structure of our state’s self-governance. Practically speaking, it also will involve important questions of policy and certainly politics – many of them central to the well-being of children, their families and communities. Download and read full report

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