Residents encouraged to draw and submit their ideas for lawmakers to consider

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois House and Senate Redistricting Committees have relaunched an online map making portal which will allow residents to draw and submit proposed congressional boundaries for lawmakers to consider as redistricting efforts continue.

The map making portal can be accessed at www.ilsenateredistricting.com and www.ilhousedems.com/redistricting. Returning users that have previously used the portal do not need to create a new account.

The relaunch of the portal comes ahead of a series of public hearings the committees will hold in October to gather input on the makeup of new congressional districts. Additional details about hearings will be announced in the coming days as Democrats remain committed to a redistricting process centered on public participation with more accessibility than ever before. Members of the public may also submit written testimony or draft congressional maps at any time 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.

“It’s never been more important that every resident of Illinois has a strong voice in Congress, and that starts with ensuring everyone has a voice in the mapmaking process,” said Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez, D-Cicero, Chairperson of the House Redistricting Committee. “This mapmaking tool gives everyone the opportunity to share their thoughts and help us create districts that reflect our state.”

“Now is the time for residents across Illinois to make their voices heard to ensure our state has strong representation in Washington,” said Sen. Omar Aquino, D-Chicago, Chair of the Senate Redistricting Committee. “We encourage residents to take advantage of these opportunities to directly participate in the map making process, as the best map is one that reflects the diverse voices across our state.”

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 www.ilsenateredistricting.com and www.ilhousedems.com/redistricting. 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.

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Public encouraged to submit maps as lawmakers consider changes to legislative boundaries

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate and House Redistricting Committees have updated an online mapmaking portal to reflect population and demographic information recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, which will allow the public to review the data and submit proposed maps as lawmakers consider potential adjustments to legislative boundaries.

The mapmaking portal is available at www.ilsenateredistricting.com and www.ilhousedems.com/redistricting and comes ahead of a series of public hearings the committees will hold this week to gather input on adjustments to the legislative boundary map, which was passed in May. The portal continues the efforts of Democrats to engage in a redistricting process centered on public participation with more accessibility than ever before.

Members of the public are encouraged to submit any proposed legislative districts or communities of interest by August 29, 2021 for consideration.

Returning users that have previously used the portal do not need to create a new account.

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Public encouraged to weigh in as General Assembly considers changes

SPRINGFIELD – The Senate and House Redistricting Committees will hold a series of public hearings to consider potential changes to legislative boundaries following information recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. 

At least seven hearings will take place to gather input on possible adjustments to the legislative map, as Democrats remain committed to enacting a fair map that reflects the broad racial and geographic diversity of Illinois. All of the hearings will include a virtual component to ensure stakeholders from across the state can safely participate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

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 www.ilga.gov or through 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.. Those who wish to provide testimony at a hearing location will be given the opportunity to do so as well.

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Enacted Congressional Map, Public Act 102-670, Enacted Nov. 23, 2021

Proposed Judicial Subcircuit Map

Enacted Legislative Map - Public Act 102-0663 - Enacted on September 24, 2021

Enacted Supreme Court Map, Public Act 102-011, Enacted June 4, 2021

Enacted Cook County Board of Review Map

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