Checking Names For Map Amendment Begins

(Springfield, IL) -- The method for drawing Illinois' political maps hinges on a process getting underway today to examine petition signatures for a proposed Constitutional amendment. Backers of the plan to take map-making away from the political party in power need to show that at least 300-thousand of the 500-thousand signatures they've gathered are valid. The State Board of Elections is presiding over the examination of the signatures, while other efforts to get the courts to block the referendum proceed.