Illinois redistricting http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to legislative maps http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-supreme-court-rejects-gop-challenge-legislative-maps <p>A divided Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Republican challenge to new state legislative district maps.</p><p>The GOP contended that the Democratic-controlled state House and Senate drew the boundaries to benefit Democratic candidates, in effect diluting the Republican vote. But they filed the challenge just six weeks before the March primary.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:36:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3865 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to legislative maps Supreme Court refuses to hear Ill. redistricting challenge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-refuses-hear-ill-redistricting-challenge <p><strong>Updated 11:49 a.m. May 22, 2012:</strong>&nbsp;<em>The Associated Press issued a correction which is reflected here. Illinois&#39; Hispanic population was previously stated as 32.5 percent, when it is, in fact, 15.8 percent.</em></p> Mon, 21 May 2012 15:14:44 +0000 The Associated Press 3744 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Supreme Court refuses to hear Ill. redistricting challenge Lawsuit over new Ill. legislative map thrown out http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-over-new-ill-legislative-map-thrown-out <p>Judges have thrown out <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republicans-sue-over-illinois-legislative-remap">a Republican lawsuit</a> challenging a Democrat-drawn map of new state legislative<br />districts.</p><p>A panel of federal judges in Chicago on Wednesday dismissed the suit filed by top Illinois Republicans.</p><p>House Republican leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno sued because they contend the Democrat-drawn map is unfair to minority groups and GOP voters.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:58:53 +0000 The Associated Press 2635 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit over new Ill. legislative map thrown out League of Women Voters sues over Ill. redistricting maps http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/league-women-voters-sues-over-ill-redistricting-maps <p>Illinois&#39; League of Women Voters is challenging the new <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=http:%2F%2Filhousedems.com%2Fredistricting%2F2011-maps%2FSenate_Bill_1178_House_Amendment_2%2Fab9Plan0549.kmz&amp;aq=&amp;sll=39.739318,-89.504139&amp;sspn=9.440222,19.753418&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=6">congressional</a> and <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=http:%2F%2Filhousedems.com%2Fredistricting%2F2011-maps%2FSenate_Bill_1178_House_Amendment_2%2Fab9Plan0549.kmz&amp;aq=&amp;sll=39.739318,-89.504139&am Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:46:43 +0000 The Associated Press 1876 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org League of Women Voters sues over Ill. redistricting maps GOP filing lawsuit over Ill. congressional map http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gop-filing-lawsuit-over-ill-congressional-map <p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p>Prominent Republicans say they&#39;re filing a federal lawsuit to block <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&amp;source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=http:%2F%2Filhousedems.com%2Fredistricting%2F2011-maps%2FSenate_Bill_1178_House_Amendment_2%2Fab9Plan0549.kmz&amp;aq=&amp;sll=39.739318,-89.504139&amp;sspn=9.440222,19.753418&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;z=6">Illinois&#39; new Democrat-drawn congressional map</a>.</p><p>They lawsuit they&#39;re filing on Wednesday claims the new map &quot;blatantly discriminates against Latino and Republican voters.&quot;</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:50:19 +0000 The Associated Press 1746 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org GOP filing lawsuit over Ill. congressional map Republicans sue over Illinois legislative remap http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/republicans-sue-over-illinois-legislative-remap <p>Top Illinois Republicans have sued to invalidate the state&#39;s <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-approves-ill-legislative-redistricting-map">new legislative district map</a> drawn by Democrats.</p><p>In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court, House Republican leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno contend the map shortchanges blacks and Latinos and dilutes the voting strength of Republicans.</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:49:40 +0000 The Associated Press 1689 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Republicans sue over Illinois legislative remap