Examining efforts to redistrict Illinois' legislative boundaries

April 22, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Illinois lawmakers are in the process of redrawing the state's legislative boundaries.

Some consider it a complicated, once-a-decade, politically hazardous and legally explosive undertaking. And it is happening in Illinois: redistricting. State lawmakers are using census data to draw boundaries for Illinois’ state and congressional legislative districts. Lawmakers are hearing from residents at public hearings around the state – there were more than a dozen recently.

WBEZ’s political reporter Sam Hudzik attended a couple of them – including one on Thursday in Chicago. He spoke with Eight Forty-Eight to provide an update.

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