Redistricting hearings to take place virtually throughout state

House Redistricting Committee urges public to share insight at regional hearings

SPRINGFIELD – House Redistricting Committee Chairwoman Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, is encouraging members of the public and advocates to participate in the process of creating new districts by sharing testimony at the committee’s regional hearings beginning this week.

“People throughout Illinois have insight into their communities that will be critical to the redistricting process,” Hernandez said in a news release. “Our committee is excited to hear directly from people in these communities about neighborhoods with similar interests and needs and emerging demographics that need strong voices in Springfield and in Washington. Everyone’s insight is valuable and helpful.”

Hernandez is encouraging interested community members and groups to participate in a series of virtual and in-person hearings across the state. Interested witnesses should complete a witness slip at ILGA.gov and email RedistrictingCommittee@hds.ilga.gov, indicating which hearings they wish to present testimony. Instructions on completing a witness slip are available at ILHouseDems.com/Redistricting.

Individuals and groups can send written testimony at any time to RedistrictingCommittee@hds.ilga.gov. All written and oral testimony will become part of the committee’s official record.

For information about the hearings, visit ILHouseDems.com/Redistrictingor ILGA.gov.

The committee has announced 23 public hearings regarding communities across the state:

* Thursday, April 1, noon at Chicago-Bilandic

* Friday, April 2, 10 a.m. at DuPage-North

* Friday, April 2, 11 a.m. at Peoria

* Friday April 2, 2 p.m. at Cook County-West

* Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m. at Rock Island

* Saturday, April 3, Noon at Chicago-South

* Saturday, April 3, 3 p.m. at Berwyn/Cicero

* Monday, April 5, 10 a.m. at Joliet

* Monday, April 5, 10 a.m. at Rockford

* Monday, April 5, 5:30 p.m. at Elgin

* Wednesday, April 7, 10 a.m. at Decatur

* Wednesday, April 7, 2,p.m. at Cook County-Northwest

* Wednesday, April 7, 2 p.m. at Lake County

* Thursday, April 8, 10 a.m. at Cook County-South

* Thursday, April 8, noon at Champaign-Urbana

* Thursday, April 8, 3 p.m. at DuPage-West

* Friday, April 9, 10 a.m. at McHenry County

* Friday, April 9, noon at Illinois River Valley-LaSalle

* Friday, April 9, 4 p.m. at Aurora

* Sunday, April 11, 2 p.m. at Cook/Chicago-North

* Sunday, April 11, 11 a.m. at Metro East

* Monday, April 12, 2 p.m. at Springfield-Capitol

* Saturday, April 17, 10 a.m. at Carbondale