The two state Senators who represent the bulk of St. Louis city are continuing to express concerns about a proposed state legislative district map that splits the city into a northern and southern half.
The city is currently divided along a line that travels roughly along Grand Avenue. That, says Democratic state Senator Robin Wright-Jones, makes both the districts very diverse.
The proposed map, she says, resets 40 years of battling racial divisions.
Credit (Illinois House of Representatives via Google Earth)
A screen capture of the proposed redistricting map from the Illinois House of Representatives via Google Maps. (See a link to the full map in the story below). This map passed through a Ill. House committee today.