News

Map Effort May Have Lost Its Way

Map Effort May Have Lost Its Way

Election officials say the group that wants to take political mapmaking away from lawmakers appears to be short of the signatures required to let voters decide on the issue in November.

State Board of Elections chairman Rupert Borgsmiller says that less than half of a 5 percent sample of signatures that “Yes for Independent Maps” submitted was valid. The proposed constitutional amendment would give mapmaking responsibilities to an independent commission.

Campaign manager Mike Kolenc argues the process was rushed. His group has until May 30 to prove that more than 60 percent of names in the sample belong to registered voters.

The group needs nearly 300,000 valid signatures to put the proposal on the ballot. It submitted about 500,000. The group also faces a court challenge.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Six Arrested in Pair of Sex Assaults

siuc_logo

Weekend crimes at SIUC

in Local

Innocence Project Gets Grant

UIS logo

US DOJ awards money to UIS

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner Is Not Impressed with Airport Slot Machines

slot_machine

Gambling is addictive and can hurt families, he says

in Local

St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

saint john's

Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients

in Local

Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

carbon_monoxide

Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.