Everybody wants fair maps. Right?

Chicago Tribune Editorial:
The people of Illinois want fair legislative maps.

They want maps that are drawn by an independent body working on behalf of voters, not by politicians looking after themselves. They want maps that promote competitive elections instead of protecting incumbents.

They’ve said so, over and over again, in polls going back decades. They’ve collected hundreds of thousands of signatures — three times — and raised millions of dollars, trying to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot.

State lawmakers know this. That’s why they always tell us they want fair maps too. It’s why there are always several fair map proposals on file in Springfield, with many sponsors eager to point to their names at election time... But this year is different. This year, voters want lawmakers to put up or shut up. Read the rest of the Chicago Tribune editorial.

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