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Federal judges uphold Democratic map for General Assembly

A three-judge federal court panel today rejected the final arguments raised in a lawsuit by Republican leaders challenging the new Democratic-drawn map for Illinois General Assembly districts.

Democrats, who control both chambers in the state legislature, won the right to redraw political boundary lines on their own when Gov. Pat Quinn was elected last year, keeping the office in Democratic hands. Boundaries must be redrawn after each federal Census to reflect population changes.

Read more on the Chicago Tribune.

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