Governor Pritzker Signs Congressional Remap into Law Completing Illinois’ Congressional Remap

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From Governor Pritzker press release obtained via Capitol Fax:

After reviewing the General Assembly’s congressional maps drawn with 2020 U.S. Census data, Governor JB Pritzker signed the new U.S. House district map that reflects Illinois’ diversity and preserves minority representation in Illinois’ delegation in accordance with the federal Voting Rights Act.

“These maps align with the landmark Voting Rights Act and will ensure all communities are equitably represented in our congressional delegation.”

Governor JB Pritzker press release 11/23/21

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A landmark achievement of the civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act prohibits practices and procedures that discriminate on the basis of race, color or membership in a protected language minority group.

Building on and strengthening that consequential law, the Illinois Voting Rights Act of 2011 ensures redistricting plans are crafted in a way that preserves clusters of minority voters if they are of size or cohesion to exert collective electoral power.

The maps signed into law today meet those requirements by creating a second district of significant Latinx representation that reflects the community’s rapid growth on the west side of Chicago.

The district boundaries also account for population changes in the state, particularly in the regions that saw the most population loss as recorded by 2020 U.S. Census.

The Illinois Congressional Redistricting Act of 2021 (HB 1291) takes effect immediately.

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With the implementation of HB 1291, the 108 local election authorities across Illinois will begin to implement the new map and assign voters within their respective jurisdiction into the appropriate congressional district based on the legislation.

The legislation has congressional districts drawn where necessary down to the Census block level, based on the approved maps from the Illinois General Assembly of October 29, 2021.

Approved Congressional Map 10/29/21
The congressional map passed by Illinois Democrats.

With the governor’s signature on the maps, here are where the challengers to Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R, Channahon) have decided to run in other districts, based on filings with the FEC and/or their own announcements through Monday.

All are Republicans, unless otherwise noted:

  • James Marter to IL-14
  • Teresa Pfaff to IL-17
  • Geno Young to IL-01
  • Jack Lombardi to IL-14
  • Marsha Williams (Dem) to IL-17

Neither Michael Rebresh or Catalina Lauf have announced their plans.

Lauf expected to announce soon for IL-11, creating a contested Republican primary with Mike Pierce.

The new IL-14 currently has a 3-way Republican primary between Marter, Lombardi and former radio talk show host Michael Koolidge of DeKalb.

Koolidge ended his WROK radio show on November 12.


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Governor Pritzker Signs Congressional Remap into Law Completing Illinois’ Congressional Remap — 8 Comments

  1. Wow, anything to dilute the white vote.

    Are there enough gays and transvestites for a district too.

  2. John, where’s your post on why we have Hispanic and Black districts?

    I’m still patiently waiting. 🙃🤔

  3. Sickening.

    But hey, that’s what Illinois is under communist control.

    Creeps like Tadelman are the final stages.

  4. John C. Calhoun argued that African-Americans were unworthy of liberty and that freedom would prove to be a curse rather than a blessing to them.

    The last 150 years of American history has proven that Calhoun was right. Freedom failed.

    Black people have used their freedom to speak ebonics, organize flash mobs, collect welfare checks, sell crack on street corners, spread infectious diseases, impregnate teenagers, and murder and assault each other while contributing virtually nothing of value except the super soaker water gun to the progress of the human species. […] The history of post-colonial Africa has shown the ability of black people to take over prosperous countries like Ghana, Congo, and Rhodesia and utterly destroy them.

    Similarly, America’s great cities like Birmingham and Detroit have also been destroyed by African-Americans.

  5. So simple a cave man can do it…whatever happened to that ad campaign?

    I always thought it subversive to imagine a parallel universe where Neanderthals were still extant and living in modern America.

    The thought experiment inevitably leads to rethinking our perceptions of the blacks

  6. Jan Schakowsky reaches her evil, corrupt and filthy (see her husbands criminal record and campaign dirty tricks) tentacles this far nw.

    How awful.

    Enough to want to leave the State.

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