Ill. Senate Approves Democratic Redistricting Map
Democratic lawmakers have approved new legislative districts that are likely to complicate life for Illinois Republicans for the next 10 years.
The new legislative map now goes to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
Legislative districts are redrawn every decade to reflect population changes.
Democrats control the Legislature so they were able to draw new districts that would make elections tougher for Republicans.
The Senate approved the new districts 35-22 Friday. The House approved them earlier in the day.