The latest on how we’re working for more ethical, efficient government in Illinois.
The next legislative inspector general will take over the job with both hands and maybe a leg tied behind her or his back.
Despite all of this, and despite repeated claims that he wanted maps that accurately reflect the state’s rich diversity, Pritzker chose party fealty over the people of Illinois. He again broke his pledge to honor our diversity. This, after previously violating his repeated promises to push for and support independent redistricting and to veto partisan maps.
August 31, 2021 For Immediate Release Illinois majority lawmakers disrespected and disregarded constituents and valuable community input in redrawing and ramming through revised state representative […]
The proceeding over the past year reinforces the dire need to reform the redistricting process. We hope, for the sake of future generations of Illinoisans, that members of this committee choose to prioritize and listen to voices of community members moving forward.
It’s past time to stop the partisan gamesmanship that resulted in maps that do not truly represent Illinoisans, but instead rob people in communities across the state of their chance at fair representation and the ability to participate in state government.
With the state’s primary soon to be so close to the time when actual policymaking gets done, how about accomplishing something significant that the politicians can use in campaigns? Here’s a to-do list.
Thirteen diverse Chicagoans are investing their time looking at neighborhood ward maps, talking to other Chicagoans and starting to draw a new path toward fairer representation in city government.
New protections for non-English speakers, under-aged, and non-citizen community members
Illinois lawmakers took big steps allowing voting by mail and by drop box and by temporarily moving next year’s primary. Let’s take some more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For all inquiries, please contact: Chaundra Van Dyk Chicago Project Manager, Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission T: 904-404-2179 email@example.com Diverse Chicago Advisory Redistricting […]
Why is it that the Governor and supermajority lawmakers are waiting for full census data to draw congressional districts, but they will not even attempt to do the same for our state house and senate districts? They are fooling no one.
Given the state we’re in, this is not nearly enough. This ethics bill must not be the last attempt to curb bad actors from further damaging the people’s trust in our government. As federal prosecutors continue to probe corruption in state government and new indictments come to light, Illinoisans must renew their call for stronger reforms.