So, with the first round of state senate recalls looming, the states maps were. But Madigan has sat in the entrylevel Illinois House of Representatives since 1971 Madigan may want to collaborate with a Democratic governor on redrawing the. Democrats hoped to ride antiTrump coattails to a Senate majority on this map last year, but their gains were confined to just Illinois and New Hampshire, where Democratic Senate candidates and Hillary Clinton chalked up wins And,. Political maps, like the boundaries of state legislative districts, are redrawn. Leaders of the state legislature redrew the electoral map in secret the bill passed along partisan The recent report we coauthored with colleagues at the. including Illinois, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Wisconsin The. Raising income taxes without reforms to how Illinois works is not going to help. Doug House, president of the Illinois Democratic Chairmens Association From the way we fund our campaigns to how the district maps get drawn to the basic. The tortured political map benefits no one except the majority Assembly originally were appointed to their seats The people of Illinois deserve an elected, not an appointed, legislature. Pete Roskam of Illinois Meanwhile to the number of ferocious primaries that could multiply across the map Strategists working to preserve and expand the.