Simon Pushes for New Legislative Districts

Published 03/05 2014 06:30PM

Updated 03/11 2014 09:21AM

PEORIA - The Illinois Lieutenant Governor is voting "yes" for independent maps.

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon was in Peoria today to support a redistricting reform campaign.

The campaign aims at amending the state's constitution and creating new legislative districts.

Campaign leaders have proposed a new map, which they say is independent, nonpartisan, and transparent.

 “I think it's important to know as much as possible that if you're in a community that your next door neighbor has the same state representative, the same state senator, and that you can, as a community, deal with state government,” Simon said.

Campaign leaders hope to have the amendment on the ballot this November.

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