Illinois legislators are waiting for new census data before they begin the process of drawing new legislative districts. New lines are drawn every 10 years to determine district boundaries.Census data shows Illinois will lose one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican Rep.
Illinois will lose one of its Congressional seats because its population hasn’t grown as fast as southern and western states. In the wake of that news, the redistricting battle begins. As early as next February, the census bureau will provide detailed population data for Illinois.
Updated at 1:32 p.m. on 12/09/2010Census figures due at the end of the month could mean one less seat for the Land of Lincoln in the U.S. House of Representatives. State-by-state population figures compiled by the U.S.