Illinois is next in our redistricting series. Throughout 2021, we'll delve into the states in detail, spotlighting a different state's redistricting outlook each week. Make sure to read our full redistricting outlook.
Current Delegation: 13D, 5R
Projected 2022 Seats: 17 (-1)
Redistricting Control: Democratic
Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App
This chart provides an estimate of how many residents each current district would need to add or shed to meet the required district target population in 2022, based on 2019 Census estimates and reapportionment projections.
Illinois, with its sluggish population growth, is slated to fall from 18 to 17 seats in 2022 — down from its peak of 27 seats in the 1920s. But as in 2011, it's the only large state where Democrats fully control redistricting. And given the GOP's expected gains in other states, Democrats in Springfield will be under heavy pressure to draw a map that makes their
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