First GOP remap lawsuit denied
We told you in May about the GOP lawsuit challenging the redistricting process. It was filed originally by St. Charles-based attorney Kenneth Johnson.
Well, the Illinois Supreme Court has declined to take the case.
It may not have made a big difference to this year's map, anyway. The Republican Party was specifically challenging a tie-breaking provision needed when the two parties are at a loggerheads over drawing new political boundaries.
This year, Democrats controlled everything, so there was no need for a tiebreaker.
So a lawsuit might still be coming, but this one will be to challenge the maps themselves.
Illinois GOP spokesman John Blessing did tell us, though, that a lawsuit challenging the maps "more than likely" would come from a third-party group, not necessarily straight from the Republican Party.
"There are a lot of entities, including us, that are reviewing those maps," Blessing said.