Illinois To Lose Congressional Seat Based On 2020 Census

SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday Illinois will lose a seat in Congress based on the results of the 2020 census. Illinois will move from 18 to 17 seats in the U.S. House, an expected result after some advocates had warned that an undercount could lead to the loss of two seats. The […]

Census Population Figures Cost Illinois A Congressional Seat

SPRINGFIELD  — Illinois will lose another seat in Congress as a result of the 2020 Census. It continues a long slide in prestige and power for Illinois, which has forfeited 10 seats in the U.S. House in the last seven censuses. The effect could mean fewer federal dollars and larger congressional districts in central and […]

Illinois Poised To Lose Rural Congress Seat After Census

HARRISBURG – A congressional district in southern Illinois is expected to disappear following the 2020 census, raising concerns from about the redistricting process that determines the number of seats a state gets in Congress. The 15th Congressional District, which stretches across nearly 15,000 square miles of southern and central Illinois, will most likely be eliminated after […]