- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A group hoping to change the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is dropping its efforts after a Cook County judge ruled the provision invalid for the November ballot.

Deborah Harrington is head of Yes for Independent Maps. In a Friday statement she says the group won’t appeal the judge’s ruling and is withdrawing its petitions. She says the group will examine the judge’s ruling for future campaigns.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary Mikva ruled Friday that the signature-driven redistricting measure and another calling for term limits didn’t meet constitutional requirements for the ballot.

Attorneys for the term limits group led by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW’-nur) say they’ll appeal.

However, the remap effort faced other problems with election officials and had been trying to rehabilitate invalid signatures.

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