Good news today. Governor Blagojevich signed SB 2133 into law. Here is his press release. That's the bill that extends voter registration an additional two weeks, creating a 14-day grace period where citizens may register to vote if they do so in-person at the office of the election authority from 28 days to 14 days before an election. The bill is here.
Representative Robin Kelly and Senator James Meeks deserve a lot of credit for this legislation. Unfortunately the Governor didn't have a bill signing ceremony so they could get some acclaim, but hey, at least he signed it and is now making some noice about the bill.
If you'd like more details on the bill, I have some here.