Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch, talking here with state Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin, says minority rights must be protected when drawing the boundaries of legislative districts. | AP Photos

First Black Speaker of Illinois House Hints at Need for More Diversity in Legislative District Map

Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch gave his standard reply to a question about redistricting reform last week when queried at the Chicago Economic Club, saying different people have different opinions about what a “fair map” actually is.