Tag: ward remap

Elections 2012: The week in review

What’s making headlines on Elections 2012, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. On Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn delivered a state of the state address in which he focused mostly on job creation and the state’s ailing economy. Quinn suggested a higher tax credit for businesses that hire returning veterans and an abolishment of the natural utility tax.... Read more »

What is the state of Latino political clout in Chicago?

What is the state of Latino political clout in Chicago?
The Latino community may have some new political voices in Chicago City Council since the ward remapping, but controversy continues to bubble as to whether the rapidly growing group was short shrifted in last week’s redistricting. On Wednesday, the Latino Policy Forum released an analysis of the ward boundaries and argued that “the new maps–and... Read more »

Asian Americans meet resistance from city in attempt to map community's future

Asian Americans meet resistance from city in attempt to map community's future
Before Chicago’s new ward map was speedily approved on Thursday, much of the ostensible conversation about changing boundaries centered on race and population change: the two factors that, by law, prompt redistricting. But activists from the city’s Asian-American community, the fastest growing racial group in Chicago, were unable to convince 41 aldermen–the number of votes... Read more »
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Ward remapping draws controversy in communities of color: What do you think?

The 15th and 16th wards are now the same ward, and the 2nd Ward went from being south and west of the Loop to being south and west of Lincoln Park. Sounds like a children’s game, but it’s actually the result of Chicago’s latest redrawing of its ward map. The map is redrawn every 10... Read more »