A large group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and several advocacy groups is putting the Illinois Legislature on the spot to pass an amendment that would give voters the ability to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois.
Madeleine Doubek from Change Illinois says May 3 is the deadline for lawmakers to pass an updated proposed amendment. She says there are some changes from previous proposals such as choosing map drawing commissioners from congressional districts.
With the 2020 Census set to begin soon, she says this is the year the measure must pass.
An amendment proposed in both the House and Senate has bipartisan support.