Illinois – Redistricting reform in Illinois will soon get a decision from a court on whether a proposed 11 member redistricting commission can be submitted to voters as a ballot initiative for an up or down vote. Listen to this local ABC news station interview a representative from the reform group behind the ballot measure on… Read More ›
Illinois: A battle over a referendum to install an independent redistricting commission has ensued in Illinois. Reformers are running up against staunch opposition to a plan to that would create a bi-partisan redistricting commission. Read more.
The Chicago City Council approved a new ward map in 2012 amid the usual accusations and claims of partisan dealing. There were complaints that wards 2 and 36 were vicious gerrymanders and good government groups complained of little transparency during the process. Criticisms like these are typical after any map is enacted since redistricting is… Read More ›