Just over a week to go before Illinois' primary election day. Candidates for all sorts of offices are knuckling down and knocking on doors.That includes the multitudes running for the 177 seats that're up in the Illinois House and Senate.
Chicago aldermen are still hashing out a compromise on re-drawing ward boundaries.Tuesday the Chicago City Council rules committee is scheduled to meet on changing the city ward map. Aldermanic boundaries are being altered because of changes in population from the most recent census.
Frustrated Chicagoans accused aldermen of shattering communities to protect their incumbencies at the first public hearing on the city’s ward remap process Wednesday night.At least 600 people flooded into DePaul University’s Student Center in Lincoln Park, with many forced to wait temporarily outsid
Last week, we here at WBEZ attempted to add clarity to the ward redistricting process (or #ReMap for you Twitterati).We were fortunate enough to obtain map data files from each of the caucuses, which allowed us to make our own Google Map versions of the ward maps.The debate over redistricting is a q
A stand-off over the racial and ethnic makeup of Chicago's City Council got going Monday with a proposal from its Black Caucus. The group proposed new ward boundaries favorable to its 19 members.The most recent Census data show that Chicago has lost nearly 180,000 African American residents in