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Yes! group wants to map future of Illinois politics

Working quietly — trying to stay below the political radar as they toil in a brick-walled West Loop office, complete with a foosball table — a new group is running a massive petition drive across Illinois to change the way state lawmakers are elected.

As a practical matter, that means Yes! For Independent Maps is messing with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, who also is chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, even though, under the proposal, no change could happen until after the 2020 census. READ MORE...

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