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Think You Pick your Representatives? Think Again… | September 26, 2016

Over the last few decades, career politicians have been running Illinois into the ground. But they’ve been improving one thing: their mapmaking skills. By drawing and approving legislative maps, Illinois politicians have been picking their voters, instead of letting voters pick their representatives. As a result, Springfield is filled with entrenched politicians whose main goal […]

Peoria Journal Star: Editorial: Abandon all hope, ye who enter Illinois | September 8, 2016

The Editorial Board of the Peoria Journal Star discusses the state Supreme Court’s ruling on redistricting, writing: “Illinoisans stuck with the worst state government in America should be more than frustrated, they should be foaming-at-the-mouth mad. This was their best shot at fixing a fundamentally broken, bottom-feeding Illinois. Now they won’t even get to take their swing, thwarted […]

Quad-City Times: Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down | September 8, 2016

The Editorial Board of the Quad-City Times does not approve of the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision regarding Independent Maps, writing: “Thumbs down to the Illinois Supreme Court, which, on Thursday, disenfranchised the state’s voters to the benefit of a powerful few.” Read the rest of the editorial here.

The Herald-News: Our View: Supreme Court decision on redistricting means failed policies will remain | September 8, 2016

The Editorial Board of The Herald-News writes: “The Illinois Supreme Court last week allowed the redistricting process to remain rigged by effectively killing a voter-led attempt to change the way in which legislative district boundaries are drawn. In a 4-3 vote, the state’s highest court ruled that a referendum seeking to take legislative mapmaking power away from top […]

The News-Gazette: Government for the politicians | September 8, 2016

In this article by The New-Gazette, the Editorial Board discusses the fate of the Independent Maps Amendment, opining, “The people of Illinois have experienced another electoral disaster — this one at the hands of the state’s highest court.” Read the full editorial here.

Editorial: We must not surrender to Illinois ‘tyranny enshrined’ | September 8, 2016

This editorial, which appeared in the The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, calls on citizens to demand independent map reform, in spite of the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling against the proposed amendment: “It may be tempting to throw in the towel and declare the entrenched Illinois political class the winner in the battle to take […]

Belleville News-Democrat: One vote invalidates 563,974 in Illinois | September 8, 2016

The Editorial Board of the Belleville News-Democrat addressed the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision on the Independent Maps Amendment, writing: “Just one vote can make a difference, and we saw that political truism in action Thursday when the vote of one Illinois Supreme Court justice maintained the state’s corrupt balance of power and told 563,974 Illinois voters not only […]

Quad-City Times: Editorial: Politics and money taint court rulings | September 8, 2016

In this Quad-City Times article, the Editorial Board discusses the negative role money plays in judicial elections and how it affected the court’s ruling on Independent Maps, writing: “Political cash and the courts don’t mix. But don’t tell that to the four Illinois Supreme Court justices who last month struck down an effort to roll back […]