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From The Desk Down State


February 19, 2020

A group of bipartisan lawmakers have introduced a new amendment to our state’s Constitution that would take the process of drawing legislative districts out of the hands of sitting lawmakers.

Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment (SJRCA) 18 would place a question on the ballot to create a new, independent commission that would handle Illinois’ legislative map-drawing process.

The independent 17-member commission would be appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to draw the Congressional and General Assembly district maps. Seven commission members would be nominated from each p...

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