State Senator Win Stoller (R-Germantown Hills) issued the following statement after Democrat lawmakers pushed their adjusted partisan maps through the Illinois Senate:
“Once again, the majority party used a sham process, including rushed hearings under short notice, in order to force through partisan maps without any real input from the public.
“Throughout this entire process, the Democrats have ignored the pleas of anyone who wanted to slow down the process and make it more transparent, including calls from several good government and community organizations.
“By passing these maps today, in the manner that they did, the majority has shown that maintaining power at all costs is the only thing that truly matters. They have shown that they will do whatever it takes to keep their power even if it means they have to disregard the voting rights of the people they are meant to serve.”