“This mapmaking tool gives everyone the opportunity to share their thoughts and help us create districts that reflect our state,” Hernandez said in the statement.
Of course, both put out a similar statement before adopting new legislative maps last month, with Republicans, civic groups and others charging afterwards that their suggestions were instantly deposited in the circular file.
My sources say the legislative leaders intend to pass new maps in the General Assembly’s veto session in mid-October. All indications are that the Dems will try to force Republicans to eat the state’s loss of one congressional seat as a result of remap (probably the one now held by Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon), and potentially flip to the Democrats a downstate seat held by Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville.
via Crain’s Chicago Business
September 28, 2021 at 05:50PM