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Democrats Propose New Maps for Illinois House, Senate as GOP Blasts Data, Lack of Details

Democrats who control the Illinois House and Senate posted maps online Friday night showing proposed boundaries for new state legislative districts as part of a process required by the state constitution at least every 10 years.
The proposed maps “comply with federal and state law and ensure the broad racial and geographic diversity of Illinois is reflected in the General Assembly,”  Democrats said in a news release emailed at about 7:30 p.m.
"Redistricting is about making sure all voices are heard, and that’s exactly what this map accomplishes," State Sen. Omar Aquino, D-Chicago, chairman of the Senate Redistricting Committee, said in the release. “This is a fair map that reflects the great diversity of our state and ensures every person receives equal representation in the General Assembly.”
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