Illinois redistricting under way

House Speaker Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, smiles as he talks to a staff member in the final hours of session Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Randy Squires)

March 31, 2011 2:22:11 PM PDT
Speaker Michael Madigan announced a house panel has been formed to put together a map of new legislative boundaries in the state of Illinois.

Redistricting is done every 10 years after new census information becomes available. Democrats control both the house and state senate, which has already started its remap work.

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