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Chicagoans Could Vote On Ward Map For First Time In 30 Years As Alderpeople Send Rival Version To Ballot

Alderpeople who backed a ward map proposed by the City Council's Rules Committee are putting their map on the June 28 primary election ballot, going head to head with the map created by the Latino Caucus.

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Voters Should Decide On Chicago’s New Ward Map, Latino Caucus And Independent Group Say As They Join Forces To Push For Referendum

The head of the City Council Black Caucus fired back that the Latino Caucus map proposal would "reduce the gains the Black community has made in Chicago."

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Ward Map Battle Begins Again With New Hearings — Can Alderpeople Reach A Compromise?

The Rules Committee map draws several competitors of aldermen out of their wards. Ald. Michelle Harris said individual aldermen have to defend their maps. "I’ve not said ‘Did you take this church out? Did you put this church in?' ... It’s their map."

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Latino Caucus Puts Its Ward Map Proposal Up For Referendum: ‘It’s Time For The Voters To Decide’

Supporters of the Latino Caucus map maintain they'll continue negotiations, but are confident they'll be victorious if Chicago voters decide between multiple maps.

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Here’s What Chicago’s Ward Map Could Look Like

Aldermen failed to vote on a map Wednesday, meaning the issue might go to a contentious referendum where voters would decide.

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With No Deal, Ward Remap Meeting Canceled One Day Before Crucial Deadline As Lightfoot Heads To D.C.

If City Council does not vote by Wednesday, it will set off a race to shore up enough political support for a map and avoid a referendum next year.

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City Council’s Black, Latino Caucuses Urged To Compromise As Fight Over New Ward Map Continues

The Latino population has grown in Chicago while the Black population has declined. Latino Caucus members say that means there should be more majority Latino wards — but that shouldn't come at the cost of Black representation, opponents say.

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Chicagoans Will Get Another Chance To Weigh In On City Ward Remap This Week

Community organizers have blasted alderpeople for not seeking enough public input to draw the newest ward boundaries. The City Council has until Dec. 1 to approve a new map with enough backers to avoid sending it to voters.

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Support Grows For A Majority Asian American Ward In Chicago, ‘Unifying The Voices Of The People’

Despite differences on the city's new ward map, leaders of both the Black and Latino caucuses have now came out in support of Chicago's first majority Asian American ward.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

The City’s Ward Boundaries Are Decided By A Few Powerful Aldermen. What If Maps Were Drawn ‘For Chicagoans, By Chicagoans’ Instead?

Gerrymandering has long led to frankenstein ward boundaries that don't serve residents. A civic group says it's time for Chicagoans to take over the process.

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‘Backroom Deal’ Ward Maps Help Politicians And Harm Communities, Neighbors Say — But Will Lightfoot Deliver Redistricting Reform?

Bizarre ward maps leave residents scrambling to find who represents them. Then-candidate Lori Lightfoot campaigned for an independent citizens commission to redraw maps — but now won't commit to one.

Downtown