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Election officials: Remap plan paused after ruling


 Election officials say efforts to rehabilitate signatures for a ballot measure trying to change how Illinois draws political maps are on hold after a judge's ruling.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary Mikva ruled Friday that the measure didn't meet constitutional requirements for the ballot. She ruled the same for another initiative pushing legislator term limits.

However, the remap effort has hit several snags with election officials. An early sampling of signatures turned over to the Illinois State Board of Elections last month showed a large number of invalid entries. The group is working to rehabilitate signatures and was given leeway earlier this month. The term limits initiative had enough signatures.

Elections executive director Rupert Borgsmiller says that process is on hold, but could restart if the group appeals.

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