Now that the spring legislative session is officially over, next on the agenda for state lawmakers is reviewing the legislative remap process – a process that can dramatically change the political makeup of Illinois.

The first of three statewide hearings is currently scheduled for July 29 in Chicago.

Senator Tim Bivins said reforming the state’s system of drawing legislative district boundaries is essential to address the excessive partisanship and lack of accountability that has plagued state government. In Illinois, this process has come under increasing criticism because of the way redistricting is accomplished through “gerrymandering.”

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