Press Room

Contact Information

State Chair Lex Green 309-530-7114 Email Chair
Political Division Director Scott Schluter 618-889-9058 Email Campaigns

Recent Press Releases

2016 Mar 15th – 2016 Candidates Chosen
2016 Feb 29th – Presidential Debate
2016 Feb 12th – Ballot Access Lawsuit
2016 Jan 13th – Schluter Lawsuit
2015 Nov 23rd – Medical Marijuana
2015 Jul 28th – Convention Speakers
2015 Jul 22nd – Convention 2015
2015 Jul 21st – William J. Kelly
2015 Jan 22nd – Spring Elections
2014 Nov 6th – Post Election Letter from our Chair
2014 Nov 2nd – Election Night Party
2014 Oct 31st – Amendments and Referendums 2014
2014 Oct 28th – Harrisburg Candidate Forum
2014 Oct 26th – Fall Fest
2014 Oct 23rd – Election Night Party
2014 Oct 20th – Campaign Fundraiser
2014 Oct 13th – Candidates & Freedom on Tap
2014 Oct 8th – NAACP East St Louis Candidate Forum
2014 Sep 24th – Ballot-Access Backgrounder
2014 Aug 22nd – Win Ballot Access for November Election
2014 Aug 19th – Will Libertarians Make the November Ballot?
2014 Jul 14th – Ballot Access Challenge
2014 Jun 23rd – Libertarians File Statewide Candidate Petition
2014 Jun 17th – Petition Filing Press Conference Announcement
2014 Mar 24th – Statewide Slate of Candidates Announcement

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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