Proponents and Opponents of a 1990 Constitutional Convention





The following groups favored a constitutional convention in 1990:


Central Illinois Constitutional Caucus

Chicago Council of Lawyers

Citizens for Constitutional Reform

Citizens Utility Board

Coalition for Political Honesty


Consumers and Taxpayers Together

DuPage County Bar Association

Heartland Institute

Illinois Association of Senior Citizens

Illinois Citizens for the Republic


National Taxpayers Union of Illinois

Project Merit Selection





The following groups and businesses opposed a constitutional convention in 1990.


American Association of University Women

American Jewish Congress

Associated Employers of Illinois

Cardunal Area Chamber of Commerce

Caterpillar Inc.


Chamber of Commerce of the Southern Suburbs

Chemical Industry Council

Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry

Chicago Bar Association

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce


Chicago Federation of Labor


Committee to Preserve the Illinois Constitution

Cook County Bar Association

Deere and Company


District 34 Steelworkers

Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce

DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference

FMC Corporation

Ford Motor Company


General Motors Corporation

Health Evaluation and Referral Services

Illinois AFL-CIO

Illinois Association of School Boards

Illinois Association of Tobacco and Candy Distributors


Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Illinois Coal Association

Illinois Farm Bureau

Illinois Farmers Union

Illinois Federation of Teachers


Illinois League of Women Voters

Illinois Life Insurance Council

Illinois Manufacturers' Association

Illinois Municipal League

Illinois NARAL


Illinois National Organization of Women

Illinois New Car and Truck Dealers Association

Illinois Petroleum Council

Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association

Illinois Public Action Council


Illinois Railroad Association

Illinois Retail Merchants Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Illinois Women's Agenda


Jewish Community Relations Council

League of Woman Voters of Chicago

Mid-West Truckers Association

Montgomery Ward and Company, Inc.

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce


National Association of Social Workers

National Council of Jewish Women

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Olin Corporation

Pepsi Cola General Bottlers, Inc.


Progressive Chicago Area Network

Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce

Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois

West-Central Illinois Building Trades Council

West Central Municipal Conference


Women's Business Development Center



Last modified:  April 22, 2008