The 2016 general election will feature 62 competitive Illinois General Assembly races, according to an analysis by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR).
The Illinois candidate filing deadline for the 2016 general election was May 31.
According to ICPR, 158 out of 177 total Illinois General Assembly positions are up for election in November, and 62 of them are competitive races. Of those contested races, 31 are in the Chicago suburbs. Specifically, "14 are in Central Illinois, one is in the Northwest Suburbs, six are in Chicago, and ten are in Southern Illinois," according to ICPR's review.
There are 50 competitive House races, out of 118 total seats up for election in the chamber. The competitive House races include 16 incumbent Republicans and 27 incumbent Democrats.
In the Senate, there are 40 positions up for election, and 12 of the races are competitive. The competitive Senate races feature seven incumbent Democrats and four incumbent Republicans.
There are eight open and contested Illinois General Assembly races, seven of which are for House seats.
ICPR weighed in on what this year's election results could mean for the Democratic supermajorities in the Illinois House and Senate.
"It appears as though the Senate Democratic majority will remain intact, as they currently hold a 19 member lead over Republicans," ICPR said. "However, the Illinois House majority is 24 seats, and 27 of those are up for re-election this year. Depending on the outcome of the General Election, the House Democrats could lose their supermajority, impacting important budget and override votes."