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The Illinois Legislature is also known as the Illinois General Assembly. The Illinois Legislature is a bicameral legislature, which means that it consists of an upper and a lower house, each of which has some power with regard to passing laws and the budget for Illinois. The upper house of the Illinois Legislature is the Illinois Senate, while the lower house of the Illinois Legislature is the Illinois House of Representatives.

The Illinois Legislature is made up of 59 districts, which are used for both the upper and the lower house of the Illinois Legislature. For the upper house of the Illinois Legislature, one senator is elected from each district; while for the lower house of the Illinois Legislature two representatives are elected from each district.

The Illinois Legislature does not impose term limits on its members, which means that all members of the Illinois Legislature may serve indefinitely, as long as they are consistently re-elected. The term of members of the lower house of the Illinois Legislature is two years long, while the terms of the upper house of the Illinois Legislature will vary from district to district.

The terms of the upper house of the Illinois Legislature are split up into two 4 year segments and one 2 year segment, but each district spreads these segments out differently, to ensure that the upper house of the Illinois Legislature does not encounter full turnover of its members at the same exact time.

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