Illinois Democrats are defending the new boundaries they've proposed for state legislative districts. Two hearings on the maps were held over the weekend in Chicago.Democrats hold the governor's office and both chambers of the legislature, putting them in control of the mapmaking.
Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has more than a million dollars in his campaign account. When he retires, he can take all of it with him for personal use. The mayor is not saying if he will, but it would be perfectly legal if he does.