These maps show how the current alderman, elected in 2011, want to cut up the pie known as Chicago in order to be reelected in 2015.
The maps vary a little bit. They all still get to take race into account even though we are supposedly in a post-racial era.
Alderman Mell, Chairman of the Ethics and Rules Committee of the City Council and father-in-law of the twice-convicted, recently sentenced, impeached governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, wants to get this done in a hurry. Why the rush? Maybe to make sure there is time for the lawsuits to be fully adjudicated before the next aldermanic elections in 2015.