EXCLUSIVE: Legislative District Proposal Released (SB1175)

Senate Redistricting Committee Chairman Kwame Raoul today released to the public a Census-driven redistricting proposal for review.  For the first time in Illinois history the legislative district boundary proposal is now available, in intricate detail, to any citizen with an Internet connection. 

Today’s release is part of the continued effort to engage the public in the once-in-a-decade redistricting process required by state and federal law.

 to view instructions for viewing the Illinois legislative district boundary proposal.

For a timeline detailing the Illinois Senate’s Redistricting process, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE: For census statistics including demographic data regarding this proposal (SB1175) CLICK HERE.

Raoul also announced that the Senate Redistricting Committee will conduct two additional public hearings.   The meetings, which will be streamed live over the Internet, are scheduled as follows:


CHICAGO:                                                                           SPRINGFIELD:

Saturday, May 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM                          Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Michael A. Bilandic Building                                          Illinois State Capitol

Committee Room C-600                                               Committee Room 114

Note: The Tuesday, May 24 hearing in Springfield will be a joint hearing of both House and Senate Redistricting Committees.

Live streaming video of these hearings will be available at this website.

Citizens seeking to testify at either of these hearings should send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Emails regarding the Chicago hearing should be sent no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, May 20.  For the Springfield hearing, please issue requests no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, May 24. 

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