SPRINGFIELD – The House Redistricting Committee will hold a series of public hearings to gather public input as the General Assembly begins the process of creating new congressional and judicial subcircuit boundaries. 

As Democrats remain committed to enacting a fair map that reflects the broad racial and geographic diversity of Illinois, hearings will be held at several locations throughout the state. In addition, all of the hearings will include a virtual component to ensure stakeholders from across the state can safely participate during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Members of the public will have the option to provide testimony in person or virtually, submit electronic testimony or submit electronic witness slips in advance of the hearings via the General Assembly website www.ilga.gov or through email at redistrictingcommittee@hds.ilga.gov

House hearings are as scheduled:

  • Thursday, Oct. 7 at 12 p.m. – Subject Matter: Congressional Map

o   Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL

  • Friday, Oct. 8 at 12 p.m. – Subject Matter: Cook County Subcircuit Map

o   Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL

  • Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 12 p.m. – Subject Matter: Congressional & Subcircuit Map

o    Plumbers Local 130 UA, 2114 S. I-80 Frontage Road, Joliet, IL

  • Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 12 p.m. – Subject Matter: Congressional & Subcircuit Map

o   Belvidere Recreation Center, 412 Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL

  • Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. – Subject Matter: Congressional & Subcircuit Map

o   Illinois State Capitol, 301 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, IL

  • Thursday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. – Subject Matter: Congressional & Subcircuit Map

o   Peoria Public Library Auditorium, 107 NE Monroe, Peoria, IL

  • Friday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. – Subject Matter: Congressional Map

o   Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville National Corn to Ethanol Research Center,

400 University Park Drive, Edwardsville, IL  

“As this redistricting process continues, our goal remains the same: to pass a map that adheres to state and federal law while ensuring the final product is reflective of the great diversity of this state,” said Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez, D-Cicero, Chairperson of the House Redistricting Committee. “I look forward to hearing from the public so that we can ensure Illinois has a strong representation in Congress.”

The House Redistricting Committee has relaunched the online map making portal to allow residents to draw and submit proposed boundaries for lawmakers to consider. The map making portal can be accessed at www.ilhousedems.com/redistricting. While the portal will remain open for the duration of these redistricting efforts, residents are encouraged to submit their proposals as soon as possible so that they may be considered as the new boundaries are drawn. Returning users that have previously used the portal do not need to create a new account.

For more information visit www.ilhousedems.com/redistricting, or www.ilga.gov .

Rep. Lisa HernandezRep. Lisa Hernandez


24th District

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