Senate Week In Review
April 7, 2021
State legislative leaders took a stand this week against Illinois’ longstanding history of gerrymandering, arguing that lawmakers have no business being involved in the drawing of legislative district boundaries.
State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) says Senate and House Republican leaders came together March 30 to introduce the People’s Independent Maps Act, a proposal to allow Illinois’ legislative redistricting maps to be determined by an Independent Redistricting Commission.
Also during the week, legislation was introduced to preserve the state’s nuclear gener...