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Ex-Gov. Quinn unveils redistricting reform plan

Former Gov. Pat Quinn is pitching a legislative redistricting plan he says will meet constitutional muster because it's simpler than previous plans.
The Democrat said at a press conference Tuesday that an 11-member commission appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court should draw political boundaries. He said there should be no more than six members from any one political party on the commission, and that at least seven must sign off on any new map.
He presented the plan days after the high court rejected a petition-driven ballot measure that would've also allowed a commission to draw legislative boundaries instead of elected officials. The Independent Maps' coalition proposed a redistricting system that also included the auditor general.
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