From the Associated Press: Illinois Democrats used inadequate data and an opaque process to draw new legislative districts, a Latino civil rights organization argued in the latest lawsuit seeking to block the maps from being used for statehouse elections over the next decade. Top Illinois Republicans also challenged the maps this week in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the new boundaries into law despite a campaign pledge not to approve politician-drawn districts.
From the Associated Press: Democrat-drawn legislative district maps to govern elections in the Illinois General Assembly for the next decade won legislative approval, and the next stop is the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who might be backing away from an earlier promise to veto maps drawn by politicians.
From Politico: A new approach in the way the Census aggregates its data could make it more difficult to do extreme gerrymandering, according to a Tufts University mathematician and expert on redistricting.