Press Room

Contact Information

State Chair Matthew Skopek 630-220-7390
Political Division Director Lex Green 309-530-7114
Convention Chair Lupe Diaz 309-287-8914

Recent Press Releases

2014 08 22 LP Illinois Win Ballot Access for November Election PDF
2014 08 19 Will Libertarians Make the November Ballot? PDF
2014 07 14 LP Illinois Ballot Access Challenge PDF
2014 06 23 Libertarians File Statewide Candidate Petition PDF
2014 06 17 Petition Filing Press Conference Announcement PDF
2014 03 24 Statewide Slate of Candidates Announcement PDF

Recent Editorials and Letters to the Editor

2014 07 14 Ballot access not without flaws in Illinois by Ben Koyl
2014 01 11 Urbana government needs to get priorities straight by Dianna Visek
2013 11 01 Libertarians offer new political option by Marcia Powell

About Us

The Libertarian Party of Illinois (LP Illinois) was founded in 1971 with the mission of electing Libertarians to office and moving public policy in a libertarian direction. Libertarians champion:

Maximum Freedom

Libertarians believe that being free is the best way to live. We encourage all peaceful people to choose what they want from life: to live, love, work, and play their own way, free from political favoritism or oppression.

Minimum Government

Larger, more intrusive government imposes a larger, more expensive burden on people and businesses. Small government provides room for businesses to grow and for individuals to support their families and communities. The people of Illinois deserve a political party that respects them as individuals who can leverage the power of voluntary cooperation to improve lives. That Party is the Libertarian Party of Illinois.

Ballot Access Lawsuit

On April 5, 2012, the Libertarian Party of Illinois with candidate Julie Fox filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the Illinois State Board of Elections, challenging the signature collection time period (later withdrawn) and the full slate requirement for new parties. Specifically, Case No. 12 C 2511 contests as unconstitutional the requirements of the Illinois Election Code (10 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/10-2 and -6) for violating the first amendment right of association and fourteenth amendment right to equal protection under the law. The case has been delayed several times and is currently pending in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Additional ballot access background information (pdf)

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