The 2010 Census Redistricting Committee of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County has scheduled meetings for the purpose of conducting public hearings on the Redistricting of the Seventeen Cook County Board Districts.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
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OFFICE OF THE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF COOK COUNTY
118 NORTH CLARK STREET #567
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60602
The 2010 Census Redistricting Committee of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County has
scheduled the meetings listed below for the purpose of conducting public hearings on the Redistricting of
the Seventeen Cook County Board Districts.
Tuesday, April 17,2012
Sixth District Courthouse
16501 S. Kedzie Parkway
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road, Room 1610
Des Plains, Illinois 60016
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Fourth District Courthouse
1500 South Maybrook Drive
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Location and time to be determined
The public may testify at these meetings. Persons wishing to testify should go to the Secretary to the Board website at www.cookcountyil.gov/secretary to register as a public speaker. You may also register
over the phone at (312) 603-6127 or in person at 118 North Clark Street, Room 436, County Building, Chicago, Illinois. Each organization will be limited to one speaker. Each speaker will be limited to five (5) minutes. Speakers are requested to submit 30 copies of any written statement to the committee prior to speaking. In addition, speakers may submit proposals for redistricting plans. A plan may describe a single district or a combination of districts. The public is encouraged to propose plans that incorporate all 17 districts.
Any plan submitted to the Committee s all include 25 copies of the following information (one copy will remain in the Committee file, one copy will be submitted to the Secretary of the Board for public inspection, and one copy will be provided to each member of the County Board):
1.1 The plan drawn as a map, showing the boundaries of the proposed district or districts, township
boundaries, the limits of the City of Chicago, the names of the major streets, roads, highways or
physical features defining the boundaries of the proposed district or districts.
1.2 A statistical summary for each existing or proposed district providing:
1.2.1 Total population and total voting age population
1.2.2 The number of Black and Black voting age population
1.2.3 The number of Hispanic and Hispanic voting age population
1.2.4 The number of Asian and Asian voting age population.
1.3 A written explanation as to how communities of interest are addressed.
1.4 A list of townships and municipalities (or portion thereof) in each proposed district.
1.5 A written description of each proposed district by census block and tract.
1.6 A districting impact statement explaining how the proposed plan satisfies the requirements of the United States and Illinois Constitutions and relevant federal and state statues (e.g., the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended).
2. In addition to the foregoing requirements listed above in paragraph I, any plan submitted to the Committee shall also be submitted in machine readable data in the following electronic media: compact disc read-only memory (CD-ROM), or digital versatile disc read-only memory (DVDROM). All electronic media shall be clearly labeled with the following information: (I) Submitting authority; (2) Name, address, title, and telephone number of contact person; and (3) Date of submission cover letter. Specific format and file configuration requirements are available from the Re-Districting staff.
3. Amendments to a map previously submitted to the Committee are subject to the foregoing filing requirements in paragraphs 1 and 2.
Matthew B. DeLeon
Members: Committee of the Whole