SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republicans are berating the state’s Democratic governor for backing away from a pledge he made as a candidate to support an independently drawn political-district map.
Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie urged Gov. J.B. Pritzker to stand by his 2018 pledge to veto a map drawn by politicians. Pritzker this week said he promised to veto an unfair map and would review the work of the Democratic-controlled General Assembly for fairness.
Republican Sen. Jason Barickman of Bloomington is sponsoring legislation to create a commission of independent members chosen by the Supreme Court to take politics out of reapportionment.