Congressional maps unveiled; Uptown, Ravenswood split

May 27, 2011

With the deadline for approving a Congressional mapping proposal of Tuesday midnight, Illinois Congressional maps were unveiled yesterday. The maps would keep most of the Ravenswood neighborhood together, uniting it with Lake View.

Uptown, the area north of Irving Park Road and east of about Clark Street, would be in a separate district.

If the Statehouse does not pass the mapping proposal by midnight Tuesday, the proposal would require a supermajority vote of each house.  That would mean giving the Republican Party a seat at the table.

This is the first time in modern Illinois history that one party has controlled the entire process. With Democrats holding control of both chambers and the governor’s office.

A Congressional remap proposal unveiled Thursday would keep most of the Ravenswood neighborhood intact, but split it from nearby Uptown. Credit: Google maps

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