Governor J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed a bill into law that redraws the state's legislative maps. Pritzker, who once said that he'd veto maps drawn by lawmakers, says the new maps ensure that communities that have been left out and left behind are represented in our government. Pritzker also signed into law new Illinois Supreme Court districts and Cook County Board of Review districts.
The new maps notably carve up the House Districts covering DeKalb, Kendall, and LaSalle counties. Sandwich and about half of Plano would be in 70th District. The other half of Plano, Yorkville, and Somonauk would be in the 75th District.
Republican lawmakers have been vocal in their opposition to the process, which they say happened behind closed doors and without their input. Republicans have urged Democrats to wait until census data was made available. Democrats meanwhile have said that they are acting under deadline to get the maps redrawn. Redistricting happens every ten years in Illinois.
You can see a map the state's new legislative districts by clicking here.