A huge blue sculpture went up on Oct. 28, 2011, outside a new home under construction in Lincoln Park. Some neighbors were worried the sculpture isn't safe. (Credit: CBS)

Lincoln Park Residents Furious About Likely Ward Split

Two Chicago aldermen are holding a public forum Wednesday to hear residents concerns over proposed ward redistricting plans.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012


Judges Toss Lawsuit Challenging Illinois Legislative Remap

A panel of federal judges has tossed a Republican lawsuit that challenged the Democrat-drawn map of new Illinois legislative districts.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel Stays Out Of Ward Remap Scuffle

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to stay out of the very contentious talks among aldermen about redrawing the City of Chicago’s ward boundaries.


City Hall

Asian Groups Fighting For Voice In Ward Remap Process

As the City Council prepares to redraw its ward boundaries according to the latest census numbers, Asian-American residents want to make sure their voices are not lost in the process.

WBBM Newsradio–09/30/2011

Joe Walsh

Walsh Will Run Against Hultgren For Congressional Seat

Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh says he’ll run for re-election in the state’s newly drawn 14th Congressional District.


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. May Face Challenge From Fellow Dem

A Democratic-controlled remap of Illinois Congressional districts could spur a challenge to incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with his potential challenger.


Illinois State Capitol

African-American Civil Rights Groups Defend Illinois Legislative Remap

Four African-American civil rights groups are trying to join Illinois Democrats in the legal defense of a newly drawn legislative district map.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Signs Democrat-Drawn Remap Of Legislative Districts

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday signed legislation for a redistricting map that will make life tougher for Illinois Republicans over the next 10 years.


City Of Chicago Districts (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Senate Sends New Congressional Districts To Quinn

The Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate has approved new congressional districts that try to erase Republicans election gains.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Democratic Remap Moves Closer To Governor’s Desk

The re-drawing of the map is almost done in Illinois, and the state Senate is expected to vote on new Congressional lines today.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2011

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

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Fight Over District Maps Complicating Legislative Session

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross says hard feelings over Democrat-lead redistricting, are complicating final weeks of the legislative session.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011

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