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
Top Illinois Republicans have sued to invalidate the state's new legislative district map drawn by Democrats.In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court, House Republican leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno contend the map shortchanges blacks and Latinos and dilutes the
Illinois’ redistricting process lurched forward Friday as Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a new map of congressional districts for the 2012 elections. His action is expected to spur lawsuits from groups opposing the map, particularly Republicans.
Governor Pat Quinn has approved new congressional-district lines that will send 18 people to Capitol Hill — one fewer than the past decade.Quinn signed legislation Friday that OKs a map for a pared-down congressional delegation. There will be fewer Illinoisans in the U.S.
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.