Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner called the state Supreme Court decision to keep a legislative map reform amendment off the November ballot "tragic." The state's top constitutional officer says Illinois voters deserve a chance to vote on the issue;
Speaking from the Du Quoin State Fair on Friday, the governor said the General Assembly can easily put the maps question, as well one on term limits, on a future statewide ballot;
More than a half million Illinois voters signed petitions to put the redistricting reform question before voters. In a four-to-three split decision, the state's high court upheld a Cook County Circuit Court decision that declared the latest redistricting reform effort unconstitutional.