Illinois election board to consider remapping ballot item

CHICAGO (AP) — State election officials are expected to consider certification of a proposed ballot measure that would ask Illinois voters if an independent commission should draw Illinois’ political boundaries.

The Illinois State Board of Elections is scheduled to take up the proposal Monday. Last month election officials said a group called Independent Map Amendment had enough valid signatures to be listed on November’s general election ballot.

However, the proposed ballot question still faces a lawsuit in Cook County that could keep it off the ballot. Oral arguments are expected June 30.

In 2014, a judge ruled a similar effort couldn’t be on the ballot.

Organizers of the remap group say they’ve learned from the 2014 effort.