Illinois lawmakers continue redistricting hearings as GOP calls for commission approach

Illinois statehouse Democrats and Republicans continue to go back-and-forth over how to best draw political boundaries.

House and Senate committees for weeks have held hearings around the state about how to draw political boundaries following the ten-year Census. One was held both in-person and virtually in Springfield.

State Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield, said he’s taken part in almost all of the House hearings.

“The overwhelming message that we’ve heard from these hearings is that the people want an open, transparent and citizen-led process to draw the maps for the next ten years,” Butler said.

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