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Illinois House of Representatives

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NameIllinois House of Representatives
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Session RoomIllinois House of Representatives.jpg
House TypeLower house
Term LimitsNone
New SessionJanuary 12, 2011
Leader1 TypeSpeaker
Leader1Michael Madigan
Election1January 8, 1997
Leader2 TypeMajority Leader
Leader2Barbara Flynn Currie
Election2January 8, 1997
Leader3 TypeMinority Leader
Leader3Tom Cross
Election3January 8, 2002
Term Length2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Illinois Constitution
Salary$67,836/year + per diem
Political Groups1Democratic Party (64)
Republican Party (54)
Last Election1November 2, 2010 (118 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012 (118 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting PlaceHouse of Representatives Chamber
Illinois State Capitol
Springfield, Illinois

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The Illinois House of Representatives of is the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state 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 Senate is made of 59 senators with staggered two- or four-year terms.

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