Illinois Lawmakers Approve New Legislative Map

The new maps will be used in elections for the next decade.

Redistricting Illinois
In this file photo from May 2011, redistricting maps are displayed at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Illinois legislators return to Springfield Tuesday to consider approving new district maps after census numbers were released. Seth Perlman / Associated Press, File Photo
Redistricting Illinois
In this file photo from May 2011, redistricting maps are displayed at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Illinois legislators return to Springfield Tuesday to consider approving new district maps after census numbers were released. Seth Perlman / Associated Press, File Photo

Illinois Lawmakers Approve New Legislative Map

The new maps will be used in elections for the next decade.

The Illinois General Assembly gathered Tuesday for a one-day special session to approve new district boundaries for themselves — despite objections from the GOP. Reset checks in with WBEZ’s politics desk for the latest.

GUEST: Tony Arnold, WBEZ state politics reporter