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
The alderman in charge of redrawing Chicago's 50 wards says he has the votes to approve a new map.Alderman Richard Mell said on Wednesday the agreed to map includes 18 majority black wards and 13 or 14 predominantly Hispanic wards, with some others holding sizable Latino populations."
Chicago alderman are still debating how to draw the new boundaries of the city's 50 wards.At issue is how many black and Hispanic-dominated wards there should be in light of new census data. Illinois law says the new map needed to be approved by Dec.
The League of Women Voters of Illinois is asking a federal court to order a big change in the highly political, once-a-decade redistricting process. It's the latest suit tied to Illinois' new boundaries for U.S.