Thursday, July 21, 2016

Judge Blocks State Redistricting Plan from Fall Ballot

Supporters of a plan to change the way political maps are drawn in Illinois said Wednesday they will ask the state Supreme Court to step in to get the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot. Cook County Circuit Judge Diane Larsen ruled Wednesday that Independent Maps did not meet the narrow criteria of the Illinois Constitution to put the remap proposal before voters. The proposed constitutional amendment would have created an independent commission to draw new state legislative boundaries every 10 years rather than leave it in the hands of political leaders.

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