Adjustments include efforts to keep more communities whole

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate and House Redistricting Committees have released an updated map of legislative boundaries and are encouraging the public to provide feedback before the General Assembly is scheduled to vote on the proposal this week.

The updated map follows the release of long-delayed information from the U.S. Census Bureau and can be viewed at and The proposed map comes after a series of public hearings the committees have held in recent days to gather input on potential adjustments. Additional public hearings will take place before legislators vote on the boundaries.

The map is designed to comply with federal and state law and ensure the broad racial and geographic diversity of Illinois is reflected in the General Assembly. Among the proposed adjustments is an effort to keep more communities whole, a frequent request from local officials throughout Illinois.

“This map upholds our commitment to ensure that every person in Illinois receives fair and equal representation. It incorporates not only the latest census data, but input from communities across our diverse state,” said Sen. Omar Aquino, D-Chicago, Chair of the Senate Redistricting Committee. “I’d like to extend our gratitude to the many community groups, organizations and individuals who engaged throughout this process to guarantee this a map our whole state can be proud of.”

“The changes proposed for the legislative boundaries better reflect the data we recently received from the U.S. Census and ensure communities are represented by the people of their choice, said Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez, D-Cicero, Chairperson of the House Redistricting Committee. “These changes reflect input gathered at public hearings across the state and I’m incredibly grateful to every person who participated to make sure their voices were heard.”

Additional public hearings will take place and will include a virtual component to ensure stakeholders from across Illinois can safely participate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

• Monday, August 30 at 6 p.m. – Joint Senate and House Hearing (Virtual)
• Tuesday, August 31 at 10 a.m. – House Hearing (Hybrid)

Members of the public may request to provide testimony, submit electronic testimony or submit electronic witness slips in advance of the hearings via the General Assembly website or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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