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Illinois Dems face criticism, not just from GOP, on new maps

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - Illinois Democrats are getting pushback on new congressional district boundaries they proposed last week, and not just from Republicans who stand to lose U.S. House seats under the plan.
Voters from Chicago's southwest side, who were drawn out of the district currently held by Democratic Rep. Marie Newman, told lawmakers Wednesday that the newly released maps would dilute their representation in Washington by putting their blue-collar, industrial neighborhoods in districts with “miles and miles of farmland.”
Another witness criticized the way districts held by Black members of...
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