GOP, advocacy groups submit changes to legislative district maps in court

SPRINGFIELD – Plaintiffs in three lawsuits challenging the new legislative district maps that Democrats pushed through the General Assembly earlier this year have submitted their proposed changes, which would create more Latino- and Black-majority districts in Cook County and the Metro East region. The latest filings, submitted to a three-judge federal court panel Wednesday night,…

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Illinois lawmakers schedule Aug. 31 session to redraw legislative maps in light of census data

SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers will head back to the Capitol on Aug. 31 to consider changes to the legislative maps that Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law earlier this year. Those maps, which set the new boundaries for the 118 state House and 59 state Senate districts for the next decade, were passed based on survey…

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Virtual hearing on legislative maps set for week after U.S. Census data is officially released

By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers for Illinois’ Democratic legislative leaders last week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans and a Mexican American advocacy group regarding newly drawn legislative maps, calling the challenge “purely speculative” until full U.S. Census data is released. The motion, filed Friday, was an expected move…

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