Illinois House to Hold Special Session to Consider Redistricting

Illinois House to Hold Special Session to Consider Redistricting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois House will hold a special session on Tuesday, to consider legislative measures related to the legislative redistricting plan.

New census data shows declining populations in rural areas and some Rust Belt cities, which could make them targets during redistricting for the U.S. House. State politicians and commissions must now redraw U.S. House districts before the 2022 elections to account for population shifts toward big cities and suburbs.

That means that some districts that lost residents will need to be eliminated or expanded geographically to take in more people.

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