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SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker and newly-elected Illinois Senate President Don Harmon added their voices Wednesday to a growing chorus of state officials calling for legislative hearings to determine how more than 500 people who identified themselves as non-U.S. citizens became registered to vote through the state’s new automatic voter registration system.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday that Illinois needs fair legislative maps, but he couldn’t say if he would help usher in a constitutional amendment question for voters to determine how to change Illinois’ political map-making process.

From left to right, Bill and Kathy McClain visit with Peg and Jerry Jansen on the right at the Effingham Event Center recently.

Carol Warfield and Bill Passalacqua converse over coffee about politics.