Illinois Lawmakers Join Effort To Have U.S. Supreme Court Ban Partisan GerrymanderingThe attempt to have the nation’s highest court ban political gerrymandering is the largest effort to date to end the process.
Illinois Supreme Court Won't Reconsider Redistricting RulingIt's the second failed attempt to overhaul redistricting by petition in two years.
Judge Blocks Illinois Redistricting Plan From BallotA voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge determined Wednesday.
Judge Tosses Term Limits Measure, Rauner Plans AppealRepublican 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 DistrictsWith 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.
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.
Opinion: Mess In TexasIn 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.
GOP Congressmen Spar As They Compete For Same DistrictTwo Illinois Republicans already in Congress find themselves running for the same seat.
Rep. Walsh Remains Mum On Where He'll Run In 2012Tea 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.
Illinois GOP Sues To Block New Legislative MapIllinois 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.
Senate Redistricting Map Attracts Attention Of GoogleImagine you are supposed to do a big project at work that ends up catching the attention of a famous worldwide company.
Kirk Blasts Congressional District RemapU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says the new congressional district map drawn up by Illinois Democrats denies suburban voters a voice.
Minority Groups Seek To Ensure Representation In RedistrictingThe look of Illinois has changed since the last census, and so will legislative maps.
Redistricting Hearings Wrap Up In State HouseThe 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.
Quinn To Sign Bill To Protect Minority DistrictsGov. Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Monday to protect minority communities come election time.