Judge Tosses Term Limits Measure, Rauner Plans Appeal

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said he plans to appeal a Cook County judge’s ruling that tosses out a ballot initiative seeking to impose term limits on state lawmakers.



Group Gets 532,000 Signatures To End Gerrymandered Districts

With the help of wealthy donors and a bipartisan group of politicians, a petition to end the gerrymandering of Illinois election districts was presented Thursday, but it faces a stiff constitutional challenge that could keep the question off the November ballot.


Washington, DC (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?

For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.


Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.


Donald Manzullo, Adam Kinzinger

GOP Congressmen Spar As They Compete For Same District

Two Illinois Republicans already in Congress find themselves running for the same seat.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

Congressman Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh Remains Mum On Where He’ll Run In 2012

Tea Party U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) was expected Monday to pick the district in which he will seek reelection, but as of late Monday afternoon, he had yet to make an announcement.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois GOP Sues To Block New Legislative Map

Illinois Republican leaders have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s new legislative district map, which was drawn up entirely by Democratic lawmakers and approved by Gov. Pat Quinn.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Illinois Senate Redistricting Map

Senate Redistricting Map Attracts Attention Of Google

Imagine you are supposed to do a big project at work that ends up catching the attention of a famous worldwide company.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Blasts Congressional District Remap

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says the new congressional district map drawn up by Illinois Democrats denies suburban voters a voice.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

On Apr. 1, the U.S. government began conducting the census. (credit: Chip Comodevilla/Getty Images)

Minority Groups Seek To Ensure Representation In Redistricting

The look of Illinois has changed since the last census, and so will legislative maps.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011

Illinois House Floor

Redistricting Hearings Wrap Up In State House

The Illinois House of Representatives has wrapped up its statewide redistricting hearings, and at least one conclusion is apparent – those testifying want more hearings scheduled after the map is drawn.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn To Sign Bill To Protect Minority Districts

Gov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Monday to protect minority communities come election time.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2011

Illinois State Seal

New Methods Likely For Redistricting In Illinois

Both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly have passed a redistricting bill that endeavors to be fairer to minority groups.

WBBM Newsradio–01/05/2011

Map Of Illinois Congressional Districts 2010. (

Illinois Stands To Lose 1 Congressional Seat In Redistricting

Illinois is expected to lose 1 of its 19 congressional seats when the U.S. Census Bureau announces new population estimates.


Illinois State Capitol

State Lawmakers Want Changes For Redistricting

Illinois lawmakers are preparing to change the ground rules for re-drawing their districts.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010