SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, the Illinois Senate Redistricting Committee released a redistricting proposal for public review. State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D–Maywood) – who serves as a member of the committee – responded to today’s release by encouraging the public to view the proposal at www.ilSenateRedistricting.com or www.IllinoisSenateDemocrats.com. 

"The Senate has placed a high priority on involving Illinois citizens throughout the redistricting process by holding numerous hearings all over the state,” Senator Lightford said. “The information released today is easily accessible to citizens, and I would encourage anyone who is interested to review the proposal.”

Since 2009, the Senate Redistricting Committee has held over 20 public meetings in a variety of locations throughout Illinois. Redistricting Committee Chairman Kwame Raoul announced today that the Redistricting Committee will conduct two additional public hearings. The meetings, which citizens can stream 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

Live video and audio streams for each hearing can be accessed at www.ilga.gov