Now groups are collecting signatures to put cumulative voting on the ballot this November. The measure has a history of bipartisan appeal. Sen. Barack Obama supports cumulative voting, which again would make room in the legislature for conservative Democrats and urban Republicans.
[Midwest Democracy Center]
[FairVote on IL's Drive to Revive]
[Cumulative voting resources]
[FairVote Blog post on the issue]
[Executive summary of report by Illinois Assembly on Political Representation and Alternative Electoral Systems - PDF 1MB]
[Commentary in the Chicago Sun-Times]