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FILE-Illinois State Rep. Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, casts his vote for Illinois State Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch, D-Hillside, to be Illinois Speaker of the House as lawmakers cast their votes for the 102nd General Assembly for the Illinois House of Representatives at the Bank of Springfield Center, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Springfield, Ill. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Illinois sees a massive population decline in the last decade, will lose one congressional seat

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor May 2, 2021

Illinois will lose one congressional seat in the House of Representatives due to a population decline of more than 18,000 people, according to census data announced earlier this week.  According to...

Michelle Lainez, 17, originally from El Salvador but now living in Gaithersburg, Md., speaks during a rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield nearly 700,000 immigrants from deportation, in a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign.

Undocumented immigrants will be excluded from the 2020 census

Hillary Flores and María Marta Guzmán July 23, 2020

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday excluding undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 census in an effort to reapportion Representatives among the states.  Trump said...

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