It’s not just legislative districts Illinois lawmakers are in the process of redrawing, they’ll also be redrawing Illinois’ congressional districts, and the state is expected to lose a seat. State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) says an independent group needs to take over the task.

She says the decades old systems are used to protect incumbents and political machines.

Click here for Bourne's comments

Statehouse Democrats questioned whether at this stage a measure creating a commission would be constitutional and said they’re “focused on inclusion, not legally questionable distractions.”


(Copyright WBGZ Radio /