Illinois Constitutional Amendent

A measure giving Illinois voters a chance to decide if an independent commission should draw the state's political boundaries is a step closer to the ballot.  The State Board of Elections voted that the group called the Independent Map Amendment appeared to have enough valid signatures for the constitutional amendment and is ready for ballot certification in August.  

As Illinois lawmakers grapple with a budget shortfall, a measure to impose a tax on millionaires' income came up short. 

The November ballot includes a constitutional amendment question that aims to expand crime victim’s rights in court proceedings. It’s also known as Marsy’s Law. 

Rethinking redistricting in the state

Oct 17, 2013
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  Yes! for Independent Maps is aiming to get a constitutional amendment question on the November 2014 ballot. The effort needs 300,000 registered voters signatures by May 4, 2014 get the question on the gubernatorial ballot.