CALUMET CITY, Ill. – State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is working to make local voices heard in Illinois’ redistricting process by bringing a public hearing of the House Redistricting Committee to the South Cook County area on April 8 at 10 a.m.
The hearing will be held virtually and those interested in viewing can stream the hearing at www.ilga.gov/houseaudvid.asp in Virtual Room 1.
“Widespread public participation in the redistricting process is key to ensuring fair drawing of Illinois districts,” Jones said. “We live in a diverse community, and I want to hear every perspective. I encourage everyone in our community to take advantage of any opportunity they get to make their voices heard.”
The hearing is part of Jones’s commitment to an open and participatory redistricting process, and is one of 23 scheduled hearings across the state where legislators will receive input from groups and individuals. Members of the public are welcome to share their thoughts on demographic trends they see in their areas, communities of interest, and other information about the region that should inform the process of creating new legislative districts.
Individuals or groups interested in testifying should contact RedistrictingCommittee@hds.ilga.gov. Please include the date and region of the hearing you wish to attend, and a brief description of the testimony you wish to share.
Written testimony can also be shared directly with the Redistricting Committee at any time by emailing RedistrictingCommittee@hds.ilga.gov.