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Illinois State Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield, makes the case that new legislative maps are partisan as he joins Illinois House and Senate Republicans outside Illinois Gov. JB Pritzkers office to urge him to veto the redrawn Illinois legislative maps during a press conference at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Redistricting process goes to bipartisan commission after June 30

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor May 31, 2021

The redistricting process has unsurprisingly devolved into another partisan debate, and Illinois Democrats are feeling the pressure to finalize their maps by June 30 — or the task will be delegated to...

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...

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