Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated an eye-popping $500,000 to Yes! For Independent Maps, the group running a petition drive to put on the November ballot a proposed “Illinois Independent Redistricting Amendment” to change the system for drawing the boundaries for the Illinois legislative districts. The jumbo donation from Bloomberg is the largest the group so far has received.

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