As a candidate for office, JB Pritzker promised to veto any maps drawn by legislators or politicians. Today, on a summer Friday afternoon news dump, with no fanfare, Governor Pritzker broke his promise to the people of Illinois and signed the partisan-drawn legislative maps produced by Democrats. These maps were crafted behind closed doors using incomplete demographic data, and just yesterday the Governor said publicly that he had not yet reviewed the new boundaries.
Today I joined my Republican colleagues from the House and Senate to remind the Governor that words matter and the people of our state deserve better. It’s time to throw out the Madigan playbook, end public corruption, and hold politicians accountable in Illinois.