Democrat-Drawn Illinois Legislative Maps Pass House, Senate

Democrat-Drawn Illinois Legislative Maps Pass House, Senate

PSRINGFIELD – Democrat-drawn legislative district maps to govern elections in the Illinois General Assembly for the next decade are on their way to the governor for action after a contentious day of Republican acrimony and opposition from community groups who say they’ve been ignored and haven’t gotten clear answers about the process.

The House voted 71-45 along party lines Friday night to approve new district lines required after each decennial Census. It followed an earlier and similarly partisan Senate vote, 41-18.

All eyes are now on Pritzker, who as a candidate for governor in 2018 promised to veto maps drawn by politicians.

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