There are two reapportionment web sites out there.
The 2001 is still active and that’s what I happened upon last night before I wrote the article below, which might be useful for historical purposes but has nothing to do with the map being drawn by Democrats this year.
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The House Speaker’s reapportionment web site seems to have new maps.
Well, they definitely have different maps, but there’s no way to figure out how new, because the date of the new maps is nowhere to be found.
No way to ask at 10 o’clock because the email doesn’t work.
But there is a new map for McHenry County which does pretty much what people at the public hearing requested.
The poor side of Carpentersville, which I pointed out in the reapportionment hearing in Marengo has nothing in common with the current McHenry County part of Mike Tryon’s 64th District is no longer part of it. It remains part of Democrat Keith Farhnam’s 43rd District.
Below on the left you can see the current map for the three state representatives for McHenry County. District 63 is Jack Franks’, District 64 is Mike Tryon’s and District 52 is Mark Beaubien’s.
And, it looks a lot like the map now, at least in this county.
Version two of the new map for McHenry County is below:
Here is the current map:
Here’s the first attempt at a new map:
Here’s the Downstate map on the web site. Is it new or old?
Below is an enlargement of the Chicago metropolitan part of the above map: