Illinois to Cut 2 GOP House Seats, Kinzinger

Illinois Democrats have proposed a new set of gerrymandered congressional maps that would cut the number of Republican House seats from three to five, including eliminating the seat held by Rep. Adam Kinzinger, the GOP lawmaker who has spoken out often against former President Donald Trump. 

Kinzinger, who has represented Illinois’ 16th Congressional District for six terms, said in a statement to The New York Times that after Friday’s release of the new congressional maps, he and his team “will spend some time looking them over and reviewing all of the options, including those outside the House.”

Kinzinger added that “this redistricting process has been anything but transparent, which comes as no surprise to anyone. I believe the people of Illinois deserve better.”

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