Peoria Public Radio Staff
Wed March 5, 2014
Sheila Simon announces support for redistricting reform effort
“Certainly here in this area, you guys have had some of the funniest-shaped districts around. I think it's important to know as much as possible, if you’re in a community that your nextdoor neighbor has the same state representative, same state senator, and that you can as a community deal with state government,” Simon says.
The redistricting effort needs 300-thousand signatures by this spring to put the issue on the November ballot. Officials say the amendment, if approved, would go into effect after the next census.