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==Chambers==
 
==Chambers==
 
===Senate===
 
===Senate===
The '''Illlinois State Senate''' is the [[upper house]] of the [[Illinois General Assembly]], the legislative branch of the government of the state of [[Illinois]]. The body was created by the first [[state constitution]] adopted in 1818. The Illinois Senate is made up of 59 senators elected from individual legislative districts determined by population. Under the [[Illinois Constitution]] of 1970, senators are divided into three groups, each group having a [[Length of terms of state senators|two-year term]] at a different part of the decade between censuses, with the rest of the decade being taken up by two four-year terms.<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/con4.htm Article IV of the Illinois Constitution (Section 2a describes term length for senators)]</ref> Depending on the election year, roughly ⅓, ⅔, or all of the senate seats may have terms ending. In contrast, the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] is made of 118 members with its entire membership elected to two-year terms. House districts are formed by dividing each Senate district in half.  The Senate meets at the State Capitol in [[Springfield, Illinois|Springfield]]. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators| 217,468 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf ''census.gov'', "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented [[Population represented by state legislators| 210,496 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf ''U.S. Census Bureau,'' "States Ranked by Population: 2000," April 2, 2001]</ref>
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The '''Illinois State Senate''' is the [[upper house]] of the [[Illinois General Assembly]], the legislative branch of the government of the state of [[Illinois]]. The body was created by the first [[state constitution]] adopted in 1818. The Illinois Senate is made up of 59 senators elected from individual legislative districts determined by population. Under the [[Illinois Constitution]] of 1970, senators are divided into three groups, each group having a [[Length of terms of state senators|two-year term]] at a different part of the decade between censuses, with the rest of the decade being taken up by two four-year terms.<ref>[http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/con4.htm Article IV of the Illinois Constitution (Section 2a describes term length for senators)]</ref> Depending on the election year, roughly ⅓, ⅔, or all of the senate seats may have terms ending. In contrast, the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] is made of 118 members with its entire membership elected to two-year terms. House districts are formed by dividing each Senate district in half.  The Senate meets at the State Capitol in [[Springfield, Illinois|Springfield]]. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators| 217,468 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf ''census.gov'', "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented [[Population represented by state legislators| 210,496 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf ''U.S. Census Bureau,'' "States Ranked by Population: 2000," April 2, 2001]</ref>
  
 
===House===
 
===House===

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There are a total of 177 seats in the Illinois State Legislature. All 118 seats in the Illinois House of Representatives are up for election every two years. Depending on the election year, roughly ⅓, ⅔, or all of the 59 senate seats may be up for election.

Chambers

Senate

The Illinois State Senate is the upper house of the Illinois General Assembly, the legislative branch of the government of the state of Illinois. The body was created by the first state constitution adopted in 1818. The Illinois Senate is made up of 59 senators elected from individual legislative districts determined by population. Under the Illinois Constitution of 1970, senators are divided into three groups, each group having a two-year term at a different part of the decade between censuses, with the rest of the decade being taken up by two four-year terms.[1] Depending on the election year, roughly ⅓, ⅔, or all of the senate seats may have terms ending. In contrast, the Illinois House of Representatives is made of 118 members with its entire membership elected to two-year terms. House districts are formed by dividing each Senate district in half. The Senate meets at the State Capitol in Springfield. Each member represents an average of 217,468 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 210,496 residents.[3]

House

The Illinois House of Representatives is the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly, the state legislature of Illinois. The body was created by the first Illinois Constitution adopted in 1818. The state House of Representatives is made of 118 representatives elected from individual legislative districts for a two-year term with no limits. In contrast, the Illinois State Senate is made of 59 senators with staggered two- or four-year terms. Each member represents an average of 105,248 residents, as of the 2000 Census.[4]

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Qualifications

Article IV of the Illinois Constitution states: To be eligible to serve as a member of the General Assembly, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 21 years old, and for the two years preceding his election or appointment a resident of the district which he is to represent.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

Whenever there is a vacancy in the Illinois State Senate, the Illinois Constitution mandates that the seat must be filled by appointment when allowed by law. The appointment must be made within 30 days after the vacancy. If a vacancy by a member of the Illinois Senate has more than twenty-eight months remaining in the term, the appointment is interim until the next general election and in this case, a special election must be held to fill the balance of the unserved term. All other Senate vacancies and vacancies in the House of Representatives should be made by appointment with the person appointed being a member of the same political party that last held the seat.[5]

The vacancy must be filled by the respective party organizations covering the legislative district.[6] This must be voted on by the respective committeemen and committeewomen representing the legislative district.[7]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Illinois House of Representatives are paid $67,836/year. Additionally, legislators receive $111/day per diem.[8]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Illinois State Senate.

Illinois State Senate District 1
Illinois State Senate District 2
Illinois State Senate District 3
Illinois State Senate District 4
Illinois State Senate District 5
Illinois State Senate District 6
Illinois State Senate District 7
Illinois State Senate District 8
Illinois State Senate District 9
Illinois State Senate District 10
Illinois State Senate District 11
Illinois State Senate District 12
Illinois State Senate District 13
Illinois State Senate District 14
Illinois State Senate District 15
Illinois State Senate District 16
Illinois State Senate District 17
Illinois State Senate District 18
Illinois State Senate District 19
Illinois State Senate District 20
Illinois State Senate District 21
Illinois State Senate District 22
Illinois State Senate District 23
Illinois State Senate District 24
Illinois State Senate District 25
Illinois State Senate District 26
Illinois State Senate District 27
Illinois State Senate District 28
Illinois State Senate District 29
Illinois State Senate District 30
Illinois State Senate District 31
Illinois State Senate District 32
Illinois State Senate District 33
Illinois State Senate District 34
Illinois State Senate District 35
Illinois State Senate District 36
Illinois State Senate District 37
Illinois State Senate District 38
Illinois State Senate District 39
Illinois State Senate District 40
Illinois State Senate District 41
Illinois State Senate District 42
Illinois State Senate District 43
Illinois State Senate District 44
Illinois State Senate District 45
Illinois State Senate District 46
Illinois State Senate District 47
Illinois State Senate District 48
Illinois State Senate District 49
Illinois State Senate District 50
Illinois State Senate District 51
Illinois State Senate District 52
Illinois State Senate District 53
Illinois State Senate District 54
Illinois State Senate District 55
Illinois State Senate District 56
Illinois State Senate District 57
Illinois State Senate District 58
Illinois State Senate District 59

Qualifications

Article IV of the Illinois Constitution states: To be eligible to serve as a member of the General Assembly, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 21 years old, and for the two years preceding his election or appointment a resident of the district which he is to represent.

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

Whenever there is a vacancy in the House, the state constitution mandates that the seat must be filled by appointment when allowed by law. The appointment must be made within 30 days after the vacancy. All vacancies must be filled by a member of the same political party that last held the seat.[9]

The vacancy must be filled by the respective party organizations covering the legislative district.[10] This must be voted on by the respective committeemen and committeewomen representing the legislative district.[11]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Illinois House of Representatives are paid $67,836/year. Additionally, legislators receive $111/day per diem.[12]

Districts

These are links to every district in the Illinois House of Representatives.

Illinois House of Representatives District 1
Illinois House of Representatives District 2
Illinois House of Representatives District 3
Illinois House of Representatives District 4
Illinois House of Representatives District 5
Illinois House of Representatives District 6
Illinois House of Representatives District 7
Illinois House of Representatives District 8
Illinois House of Representatives District 9
Illinois House of Representatives District 10
Illinois House of Representatives District 11
Illinois House of Representatives District 12
Illinois House of Representatives District 13
Illinois House of Representatives District 14
Illinois House of Representatives District 15
Illinois House of Representatives District 16
Illinois House of Representatives District 17
Illinois House of Representatives District 18
Illinois House of Representatives District 19
Illinois House of Representatives District 20
Illinois House of Representatives District 21
Illinois House of Representatives District 22
Illinois House of Representatives District 23
Illinois House of Representatives District 24
Illinois House of Representatives District 25
Illinois House of Representatives District 26
Illinois House of Representatives District 27
Illinois House of Representatives District 28
Illinois House of Representatives District 29
Illinois House of Representatives District 30
Illinois House of Representatives District 31
Illinois House of Representatives District 32
Illinois House of Representatives District 33
Illinois House of Representatives District 34
Illinois House of Representatives District 35
Illinois House of Representatives District 36
Illinois House of Representatives District 37
Illinois House of Representatives District 38
Illinois House of Representatives District 39
Illinois House of Representatives District 40
Illinois House of Representatives District 41
Illinois House of Representatives District 42
Illinois House of Representatives District 43
Illinois House of Representatives District 44
Illinois House of Representatives District 45
Illinois House of Representatives District 46
Illinois House of Representatives District 47
Illinois House of Representatives District 48
Illinois House of Representatives District 49
Illinois House of Representatives District 50
Illinois House of Representatives District 51
Illinois House of Representatives District 52
Illinois House of Representatives District 53
Illinois House of Representatives District 54
Illinois House of Representatives District 55
Illinois House of Representatives District 56
Illinois House of Representatives District 57
Illinois House of Representatives District 58
Illinois House of Representatives District 59
Illinois House of Representatives District 60
Illinois House of Representatives District 61
Illinois House of Representatives District 62
Illinois House of Representatives District 63
Illinois House of Representatives District 64
Illinois House of Representatives District 65
Illinois House of Representatives District 66
Illinois House of Representatives District 67
Illinois House of Representatives District 68
Illinois House of Representatives District 69
Illinois House of Representatives District 70
Illinois House of Representatives District 71
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Illinois House of Representatives District 73
Illinois House of Representatives District 74
Illinois House of Representatives District 75
Illinois House of Representatives District 76
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Illinois House of Representatives District 78
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Illinois House of Representatives District 89
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Illinois House of Representatives District 105
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Illinois House of Representatives District 110
Illinois House of Representatives District 111
Illinois House of Representatives District 112
Illinois House of Representatives District 113
Illinois House of Representatives District 114
Illinois House of Representatives District 115
Illinois House of Representatives District 116
Illinois House of Representatives District 117
Illinois House of Representatives District 118



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