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Will “Fair Maps” Produce “Fair Representation”? There’s Another Way

Back long enough ago that it almost seems to be ancient history (but was actually just 2016), a group of reformist organizations attempted, via a petition drive, to put on the ballot an amendment to the Illinois constitution to take the drawing of legislative district borders out of the hands of politicians, who have had … Continue reading Will “Fair Maps” Produce “Fair Representation”? There’s Another Way

The State of the State is Not So Great (An Illinois Rant)

Yes, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker gave his "state of the state" speech today, and, a year into his term, it's no surprise that he's celebrating -- and it's no surprise that I'm skeptical. What does he say?  Let's take a look. Today the Illinois economy supports 6.2 million jobs. This is the most jobs on … Continue reading The State of the State is Not So Great (An Illinois Rant)