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A standing-room-only crowd recently gathered at the Copper Still in Homewood to support two candidates whom they've never met -- in fact, they are not even from Illinois.

The event was a first for the newly-formed Sister District Project South Suburbs. The goal: To turn states blue by winning carefully-targeted legislative races in swing districts. By flipping control of the state legislature, volunteers hope to end partisan gerrymandering that does not accurately reflect the political preferences of the state.

So, that's how some 50 Homewood-Flossmoor residents convened to write 500 postcards for Shelly Simonds . . .

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