Saturday, April 3, 2021 9:23 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Public hearings continue next week as the Illinois House Redistricting Committee gathers information for the Legislature’s once-a-decade adjustment in political boundaries. Cicero Democratic Rep. Lisa Hernandez is the committee's chairwoman. She is urging taxpayers and political activists and advocates to participate with written or oral testimony in the 16 remaining hearings across the state. After each decennial Census, the General Assembly must adjust for population changes by re-configuring the lines dividing district boundaries for the House of Representatives and Senate. There are 118 House districts nested inside 59 Senate districts. Details are available on the House website.