The effort to get a ballot question in front of voters for an independent map making commission for legislative districts has more than two-thirds its signature goal. Jim Bray, spokesman for the non-partisan group Independent Map Amendment, said Tuesday the signature count is more than 402,000, which approaches the goal of 600,000.

Bray says naysayers who claim changing the map with an independent process rather than one driven by politicians won’t help solve Illinois’ problems are wrong.

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Bray says the current effort has learned lessons from past attempts and are moving forward to secure spot on ballot on the November 2016 ballot. The group’s goal is to get more than the required number of signatures by May to survive any potential challenge. Registered voters interested in helping in the effort can download petition forms with instructions by following the link at this story at


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