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A move by the Illinois House makes a proposal for a new way to draw legislative maps closer to being on the November ballot.

 

The House voted overwhelmingly to advance a constitutional amendment to alter the path districts take across towns, neighborhoods and farmland.

 

The House approved an independent commission draw those boundary lines.


The bill now must pass the Senate. Before, the Senate voted to support a method that kept lawmakers as a critical part of the map making process.


Governor Bruce Rauner has touted “fair maps” as part of his turnaround agenda. 

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