Illinois redistricting

Legislative maps
12:36 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Ill. Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to legislative maps

The Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, Ill.

A divided Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Republican challenge to new state legislative district maps.

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.

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Illinois Redistricting
10:14 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Supreme Court refuses to hear Ill. redistricting challenge

The United States Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.
(via Flickr/Phil Roeder)

Updated 11:49 a.m. May 22, 2012: The Associated Press issued a correction which is reflected here. Illinois' Hispanic population was previously stated as 32.5 percent, when it is, in fact, 15.8 percent.

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Illinois Redistricting
4:58 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Lawsuit over new Ill. legislative map thrown out

A screen capture of the redistricting map from the Illinois House of Representatives approved by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn on June 3, 2011. State Republicans sued to invalidate the map, but the suit has been thrown out.
(Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps)

Judges have thrown out a Republican lawsuit challenging a Democrat-drawn map of new state legislative
districts.

A panel of federal judges in Chicago on Wednesday dismissed the suit filed by top Illinois Republicans.

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.

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Illinois Redistricting
10:46 am
Tue August 16, 2011

League of Women Voters sues over Ill. redistricting maps

The map signed into law by Ill. Gov. Quinn which re-drew Illinois' legislative districts.
(Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps)

Illinois' League of Women Voters is challenging the new congressional and

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Illinois Congressional Redistricting
10:50 am
Wed July 27, 2011

GOP filing lawsuit over Ill. congressional map

A screen capture via Google Maps of the new Illinois congressional redistricting map. You can interact with the map via the link in the story below. Prominent Ill. Republicans say they're filing a lawsuit to block the map.
(Illinois Redistricting Committee via Google Maps)

Will be updated.

Prominent Republicans say they're filing a federal lawsuit to block Illinois' new Democrat-drawn congressional map.

They lawsuit they're filing on Wednesday claims the new map "blatantly discriminates against Latino and Republican voters."

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Illinois Redistricting
12:49 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Republicans sue over Illinois legislative remap

A screen capture of the redistricting map from the Illinois House of Representatives approved by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn on June 3, 2011. State Republicans are now suing to invalidate the map.
(Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps)

Top Illinois Republicans have sued to invalidate the state's new legislative district map drawn by Democrats.

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.

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