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Illinois has a huge problem with political corruption, and it goes beyond a few bad apples or simple human weakness. The reality is bad, and the public perception is worse. Illinoisans believe that their politics, public officials, and governments are corrupt at every level.

Is there a pressing need to revise our redistricting process? Is the current system really so bad? Brain Gaines says: "Absolutely." The public is not well served by maps that engineer outcomes

The proportion of non-elderly (i.e., 64 or younger) Illinoisans without health insurance decreased by 2.6 percentage points, from 15.7 percent to 13.1 percent. The decrease in the uninsured was particularly large for low-educated Illinoisans, and young adults.


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