redistricting 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 Townhall mtg to address redistricting http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/townhall-mtg-address-redistricting <p></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p><div>Area residents can share feedback on a proposed state constitutional amendment that would change the way political districts are drawn. Lawmakers currently draw the lines. But grassroots groups “Change Illinois!” and “Reboot Illinois” propose creating an independent commission to fill the role. &nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:13:35 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Denise Molina 6321 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Townhall mtg to address redistricting Group pushes Illinois redistricting plan http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/group-pushes-illinois-redistricting-plan <p></p><div>A grassroots group says it is almost done with a plan that would change who draws Illinois legislators’ districts.</div><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 21:24:13 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5659 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Group pushes Illinois redistricting plan