Pritzker signs new legislative maps; will divide local area into 4 districts

by Aaron Price
by Aaron Price

6/4/2021 | 1:16 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has officially signed new legislative maps for the State of Illinois, the governor's office announced on Friday.

“Illinois’ strength is in our diversity, and these maps help to ensure that communities that have been left out and left behind have fair representation in our government,” said Governor JB Pritzker.

“These district boundaries align with both the federal and state Voting Rights Acts, which help to ensure our diverse communities have electoral power and fair representation.”

The new Illinois House map which can be viewed above, will divide our local area into three separate districts; 115, 116, 117, and 118.

Franklin and Williamson counties alone will be divided into three separate districts. The new Illinois Senate map will divide our region into two separate districts; 58 and 59.

The new Senate districts will be divided at the Franklin / Williamson County line.

The district boundaries also account for population changes in the state, particularly in the regions that saw the most population loss as recorded by U.S. Census’ American Community Survey.

The General Assembly Redistricting Act of 2021 (HB 2777), the Judicial Districts Act of 2021 (SB 642) and the Cook County Board of Review Redistricting Act of 2021 (SB 2661) take effect immediately.

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