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    As lawmakers continue to field redistricting recommendations from Illinois residents, members of the Latino community and advocacy organizations are hoping to bolster their influence in the legislature under a new map.

    Representatives from one organization have begun urging state officials to create a map that include as many as 20 majority-Latino legislative districts in Illinois. Another group has called for lawmakers to draw maps solely based on each district’s “voting age population.” Other Latino organizations have urged lawmakers to avoid dividing their communities, which in Chicago are struggling to contend with gentrification and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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