Final Blow Dealt Remap Plan


Published on September 15 2016 12:14 pm
Last Updated on September 15 2016 12:14 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A final blow to the Rauner Administration from the Illinois Supreme Court as the court denied a final request to reconsider the question about how legislative maps are drawn and if voters should have a say in the process.

Earlier this summer, the Independent Maps push was ruled unconstitutional by the Court. After the decision, the Court was asked to rehear the arguments and they ruled 4-3 not to.

The Fair Maps coalition had more than half a million signatures to get it on the fall ballot, and Governor Bruce Rauner has pushed for redistricting reform since his election bid.