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Michael Madigan

Excerpts from recent editorials by Illinois newspapers

February 7, 2016

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan

Mr. Speaker: Here's your chance

"I think we've got to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters and not the other way around. Let a bipartisan group do it."

President Barack Obama, January 12, 2016 State of the Union address.

"Just two weeks ago at his State of the Union Address, President Obama pressed for non-partisan redistricting reform. I agree, and the people of Illinois agree. The only reasons not to do this are pure partisan politics, and a desire to cling to power."

Governor Bruce Rauner, January 27, 2016 State...