Democrats read legislative maps despite wide opposition


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democrats prepared to vote Friday on legislative district maps to govern elections in the Illinois General Assembly for the next decade despite an outcry from Republicans and Democratic-leaning community groups that say they’ve been ignored and haven’t gotten clear answers about how the lines were drawn. The Redistricting Committees in the House and Senate approved various legislation to create the map. Republicans slammed the House redistricting leader, Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez of Chicago, after she acknowledged she didn’t know until Thursday night all the sources that were used. Even then, she struggled to explain what data went into creating the districts.

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