A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn:
Madigan And Illinois Democrats Toss Redistricting Amendment Off The Ballot
Earlier this year 564,000 Illinois residents signed a petition to change the corrupt way Illinois politicians draw legislative districts.
The people were concerned that politicians were gerrymandering districts to pick their constituents, not the constituents choosing their politicians.
Speaker Mike Madigan, using attorneys employed by the Illinois Democratic Party sued to have this ballot initiative stopped and today a Cook County Judge ruled against this popular and necessary reform.
This decision will be appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Nobody knows if the decision will be made before the November election.“As a concerned citizen, proven reformer, and candidate for the state legislature I am troubled and disheartened that a Cook County Judge ruled against over half million people today.
“Not only did I sign this petition, I helped circulate the petition.
“I believe voters should pick their representatives, not the other way around.
“For 45 years Mike Madigan has stood as a roadblock to effective, good governance.
“I urge my friends, family, and neighbors to vote in the November 8th election and to vote against any candidate with D next to their name.
“Illinois can prosper again, but only if we restore bipartisan leadership and the two party system again.”
Allen Skillicorn is the Republican nominee for the 66th State House District. The 66th Legislative District represents areas in McHenry and Kane Counties, including Algonquin, Carpentersville, Crystal Lake, East Dundee, Elgin, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Sleepy Hollow, and West Dundee.