While Illinois Republicans have a lawsuit pending challenging the redrawn legislative maps drawn by Illinois Democrats and signed by Gov. JB Pritzker, a central Illinois lawmaker says he plans to move if that challenge is unsuccessful.
State Representative Dan Caulkins contends the maps drawn by Illinois Democrats are unconstitutional because they were constructed without the latest census data that isn't available for another month.
The redrawn map cuts carve out Caulkins district and combine it with a few others. The Decatur Republican says he'll move if the challenge of the maps is unsuccessful. He points out this is permissible because of the redrawn maps.
Rep. Caulkins district goes as far north as Route 9 in McLean County to the east of Bloomington/Normal over to Gibson City and as far south as Mt. Zion. To the west, his district encompasses the DeWitt/Logan County line and to the Piatt/Champaign County line.