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by Matthew Blake
3:44pm
Thu Jan 19

Chicago Ward Remap Could Still Face Lawsuit

The City Council approved today, 41-8, a new map of Chicago’s 50 wards, just clearing the threshold to avoid a public referendum on competing maps. But after months of deliberate public hearings and also closed-door meetings between aldermen, the final compromise map could still face legal action.

"We will see what happens after all the lawsuits are filed," Ald. Nick Sposato, whose 36th ward becomes majority Hispanic under the map, told Progress Illinois. Sposato voted against the map today.

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PI Original
by Matthew Blake
1:03pm
Fri Jan 13

Possible Deal On Ward Remap, But Few Happy

The Chicago City Council could soon reach a deal on remapping the city’s 50 wards, though neighborhood groups and even the alderman in charge of the remap blast both the map-making process and the final product.