Christopher Mooney, political science professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield:
“There’s a room where all the data and computers are and staffers are that are working on [redistricting]. They bring in members, one, two at a time, three at a time and say ‘What do you want? This is what you’re going to get, this is what we’re going to do’ . . . There’s gnashing of teeth, screaming and pulling of hair and crying.”
This is what democracy looks like in our wonderful State O’ Illinois.