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Only one testifies at first congressional redistricting hearing

Lawmakers expected to draw new maps during upcoming veto session

Posted on October 8, 2021

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SPRINGFIELD – The process of redrawing congressional district maps in Illinois got off to a slow start Thursday when only one person showed up to testify at the first legislative public hearing, which was held in Chicago.

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