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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Illinois Churches in Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems- ILLCAAAP

1998-1999 Positions

Issues: Social , Religion
State Office District Name Party Rating
Arthur Berman 0%
Larry Bomke 100%
Evelyn Bowles 0%
J. Burzynski 100%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 0%
IL Board Member At-Large Dan Cronin 0%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 0%
James DeLeo 0%
Miguel Del Valle 33%
Vince Demuzio 50%
Kirk Dillard 50%
Laura Kent Donahue 100%
Walter Dudycz 0%
Beverly Fawell 33%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 0%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Carl Hawkinson 100%
Rickey Hendon 0%
Dennis Jacobs 0%
Emil Jones, Jr. 0%
Wendell Jones 0%
Doris Karpiel 0%
Dick Klemm 0%
IL Chairman At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 100%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 67%
David Luechtefeld 100%
IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan Democratic 100%
Robert Madigan 100%
William Mahar 100%
John Maitland, Jr. 0%
Robert Molaro 0%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 0%
Judith Myers 100%
N. Duane Noland 100%
Barack Obama II 100%
William O'Daniel 0%
Patrick O'Malley 100%
Kathleen Parker 50%
William Peterson 0%
Edward Petka 33%
James Philip 0%
Christine Radogno 100%
Steven Rauschenberger 33%
James Rea 0%
George Shadid 33%
William Shaw 0%
Todd Sieben 100%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 50%
Margaret Smith 33%
Dave Sullivan 100%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 100%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 0%
Louis Viverito 0%
Lawrence Walsh, Sr. 0%
Thomas Walsh 0%
Frank Watson 33%
Stanley Blake Weaver 0%
Patrick Welch 67%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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