Just saw this in my news feed:
Quinn Signs Legislative Redistricting Map Into Law
Gov. Pat Quinn set the foundation for state legislative elections during the next decade, signing a bill Friday that redraws the state’s legislative districts to keep the Republican minority out of power.
Democrats were in charge of the once-a-decade redistricting process, which is based on the latest census, because they control the Legislature and the governor’s office.
The maps put a third of GOP House members in hostile districts and grouped some sitting Senate lawmakers into the same district, including Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont). She was grouped with freshman Sen. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove).
House Republican leader Tom Cross said it’s a matter of time before the state redistricting fight ends up in court.
“It will be challenged on some constitutional grounds,” Cross said, as for example, not having enough Latino districts.
One key Latino advocacy group objected to the map before its passage.
“We are extremely, extremely disappointed,” said Elisa Alfonso, the Midwest redistricting coordinator for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF. . . (read full)
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The Congressional map is still waiting for signature according to Fox Chicago.