Editorial: Fair Maps Amendment a good move for minority communities
Illinois' minority communities have been concerned that changing the way the state's legislative districts are drawn could dilute their voting power. But the Fair Maps Amendment could improve it, this Daily Herald editorial states.
Editorial: Why shouldn't Illinoisans expect fair elections like the states that have ended gerrymanderingThis Daily Herald editorial, another in a series on unfair elections in Illinois, observes that, though power brokers make it difficult, concerned citizens can end gerrymandering, as they've done in 10 other states.
Editorial: We have 5 weeks to end gerrymandering hereIn Illinois, we have legislative and congressional district maps that are drawn by politicians. And we hate to say it, they're not drawn to further democracy. They're not drawn so you decide who your representatives are. They're drawn so the political parties do. May 3 is the magic deadline for both houses of the Illinois General Assembly to agree to put the Fair Maps Amendment on the November referendum ballot.
- Gerrymandering focus
- Praise for moderates
- Senator has what it takes
- Dodging blame?
- Distancing will have huge impact on safety
- At least one bright side
- Tax delay a win-win for all
- Use same focus on other chronic diseases
- Democrats caused shameful delay in aid
- Our 'Klaata Barad Nikto' moment
- Let president do his job
- Retirees classified as 'expendable'
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