After Promising Veto, Governor Pritzker Signs Off On New Legislative Maps

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)  Illinois has new legislative maps that will be used for elections over the next decade. Gov. J.B. Pritzker approved the revamped maps despite concerns from Black and Latino voters and other groups that they weren’t able to weigh in on the boundaries, and claims that they won’t be fairly represented by them. It was the second time Pritzker has put his signature on maps drawn by his fellow Democrats, despite promising as a candidate in 2018 that he would veto any maps made by politicians. Republicans and a Latino civil rights group have sued to block them.

Associated Press (9-27-21)