State Representative David Welter joined State Senator Sue Rezin for a live teleforum with constituents on Monday evening, where hundreds of local residents were able to participate in a phone call with their local legislators to receive a direct update from Springfield on current legislative issues. Constituents were also given an opportunity to ask questions and get them answered by Representative Welter and Senator Rezin.
Proponents of changing the way Illinois draws political maps had their moment Wednesday, but they appear no closer to getting the issue before voters.

Proposed constitutional amendments have been introduced in both the House and Senate that would take the remapping process away from politicians and put it in the hands of an independent commission.

Senate leaders allowed proponents of the amendment to make their case at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday. However, in the House, the proposals have been locked up in the House Rules Committee and time is quickly running out.

Both the House and Senate would have to vote by May 6 to put the issue on the ballot. The House is not scheduled to be in session the week of April 30 through May 4. Read the rest of the story.