Illinois is on the verge of giving voters the chance to end gerrymandering and, remarkably, no group or individual has emerged with plans to challenge the effort.
A spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan — who as head of the Illinois Democratic Party has the most to lose if the measure succeeds — says Madigan has not taken an official position on the the Yes for Independent Maps ballot petition for a constitutional amendment.
However, Madigan does have a strong position on the movement to bring President Barack Obama's Presidential Library to Chicago. Although three spots in Chicago are vying for the spot and the general consensus is only one spot from Illinois should compete for it against locations in Hawaii and New York City, Madigan is getting the ball rolling on the recruitment process by championing a measure in the House that would set aside $100 million in funds for the library.
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