ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Population declines have put Illinois at risk of losing a congressional seat after 2020.
According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, the state has lost nearly 100,000 residents since 2010. Illinois has also seen its population decrease each of the past five years.
As a result, Election Data Services projects Illinois would lose its 18th Congressional District seat during the reapportionment process in 2020. The change would be determined by the U.S. Census Bureau's 2020 population results.
The seats will be realigned in 2021. With Democrats in control of both houses of the General Assembly and J.B. Pritzker set to take office next week, the party will have control over redrawing congressional boundaries for the state over the next 10 years.
Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia are also projected to lose at least one seat.