Now, Elisa Alfonzo, an official with the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund said MALDEF is putting a map before the council that would keep the Chinatown and Back of the Yards communities intact and keep both sides happy.I hear that there is a remap hearing at DePaul University
“There’s a loss of population, yet we’re able to keep 18 Black districts; not losing anything. We have increased the Latino wards as numbers dictate and we just feel that this map should be an idea for the City Council to look at,” Alfonzo said.
Although it’s unlikely, Alfonzo said MALDEF’s proposed ward map could be a compromise between those proposed by the Black and Latino caucuses.
“There’s a way of doing … of drawing a map legally, but not sacrificing one community for another,” Alfonzo said.
UPDATE 10:20 AM Do you want to see the MALDEF map? Here's it is from Greg Hinz of Crain's Chicago Business!
UPDATE 10:36 PM You can look at PDF versions of this map from MALDEF's offical website! You will need Adobe reader to view this map. Sooner or later I'm sure someone will attempt to create a street grid version of this map.