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DON’T LET REDISTRICTING SETBACK STOP REFORM EFFORTS

October 11, 2016

By Andy Shaw
Better Government Association
(
Illinois)

The cantankerous Greek philosopher-cynic Diogenes gained notoriety by carrying a lantern through the streets of Athens in search of an honest man. He never found one, and it’s fair to say he’d have no more luck today searching for a legal and politically viable way to draw fair legislative maps that don’t rely on gerrymandering to stifle competition for Illinois House and Senate seats.