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State Week: Prospects For Redistricting Changes; Thomas Leaving Supreme Court

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This week a bipartisan group of Illinois lawmakers introduced a constitutional amendment that would create an independent commission to draw the boundaries of legislative districts.

Meanwhile, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas announced he would step down and join the law firm of Power Rogers.

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler and Brian Mackey, and guest Doug Finke of GateHouse Media and The State Journal-Register.

Brian Mackey formerly reported on state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. Before that, he was A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
The former director of the Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) graduate program is Professor Charles N. Wheeler III, a veteran newsman who came to the University of Illinois at Springfield following a 24-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times.
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