With 90% of Illinois’s races unopposed, the Independent Map Amendment may be our best hope for a process that serves people and not just political interests. Supporters of the nonpartisan Independent Map Amendment have collected hundreds of thousands of signatures in an effort to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that if passed, would shift remapping from political parties to an independent commission. The commission’s challenge would be to create population-based, geographically sensible districts—not partisan, jerry-rigged enclaves—while maintaining or increasing minority representation.
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