When You Make the Rules, You Can’t Go Wrong

So those who decide who gets to draw the lines chose themselves? Surprise surprise.

What’s the big deal about redistricting?

It determines where the lines are drawn, where the borders lie. Where one district starts and another ends, and ultimately, where state funding is channeled and district representation.If you care about where the lines on our district maps are drawn, the way they are determined may surprise you.

Want to learn more about how district maps affect you? How other countries approach redistricting? Click here to see the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics’ panel discussion on the fight for fairness and representation.

This article appears on all Patch Chicago sites. The views expressed in this post are those of Reboot Illinois and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch or its editors.

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