Democrats Unveil Legislative Map Proposal, GOP Calls It ‘Gerrymandering 101’

Monday, May 24, 2021 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD – House and Senate redistricting committees will hold a series of public hearings this week on a proposed new set of legislative maps that Democrats released late Friday, despite the fact that official census data won’t be available until later this year. The Democrats’ decision to release […]

Redistricting Reformers Seek To Change To Mapping Process

Monday, August 17, 2020 || By Rebecca Anzel/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews  SPRINGFIELD — Reformers say it’s time for Illinoisans to “advocate for themselves” when lawmakers redraw the state’s political boundaries in a few months. That’s the message the Coalition for Honest and New Government Ethics, or CHANGE Illinois — a group that has long advocated for changes to the redistricting […]