Election Resources

The 2018 General Election resulted in a significant shift to the Illinois State Legislature, with Democrats picking up three seats in the Senate and a net of seven seats in the House. Many of these seats were again competitive in the 2020 election cycle with at least 20 seats as potential top tier races.

Census & Remapping the Next Decade

The upcoming census results in 2021 pose significant financial, political, and demographic issues for Illinois with billions of dollars in federal funds at stake, congressional, legislative, and municipal districts being merged and redrawn, and minority populations at risk of not being represented.

By John Pletz for Crain's Chicago Business - May 31, 2019

With the start of a new decade and population shifts since 2010, there are numerous opportunities for changes to political maps regarding congressional, state legislative, and municipal districts. Given the balance of population declines in Chicago and increases in its suburbs, Congressional districts may not be merged in that region as much as downstate and southern Illinois with Districts 15 and 16 or Districts 13 and 18 at risk of merger. State legislative districts may also see similar changes...

By Adrianna Pitrelli for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - July 5, 2019

Even the new Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has indicated potential changes for Chicago wards...

And during an early 2020 transition in Senate democratic leadership, the two top candidates for Senate president were asked their positions on redistricting, with Sen. Don Harmon being the eventual winner, but also with Sen. Kimberly Lightford retaining her number two Majority Leader position...