Simon http://peoriapublicradio.org en Sheila Simon announces support for redistricting reform effort http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sheila-simon-announces-support-redistricting-reform-effort <div>Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon stopped in Peoria Wednesday to announce her support for a statewide effort to change the way political districts are drawn. “Yes! for Independent Maps” is aiming to get a constitutional amendment question on the November 2014 ballot to have an independent commission determine boundaries. &nbsp;The goal is to make Illinois legislative district boundaries less politically driven and more compact and contiguous. Simon says the amendment aims to make political boundaries more consistent:</div><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:46:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19817 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sheila Simon announces support for redistricting reform effort Gov. shutdown impacts Illinois River conference in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-shutdown-impacts-illinois-river-conference-peoria <p></p><div>Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is hosting a forum in Peoria this week promoting conservation and recreation on the Illinois River. She says one-third of the speakers at the Illinois River Coordinating Council cancelled their trip to Peoria because of the government shutdown:</div><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 02:20:58 +0000 Alex Rusciano 12786 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. shutdown impacts Illinois River conference in Peoria