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  • Writer's pictureKatie Himmel

Do you know which Chicago ward you live in?

The current Chicago ward map is far too complicated to keep track of boundaries and has been gerrymandered beyond extreme.

So, let's make it better. Together. Tonight!

The Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission is a volunteer resident-led independent commission that is creating and proposing a new Chicago Ward Map made by the people of Chicago, for the people of Chicago.

They are inviting you (Chicago Residents) to submit proposals, testimony, or general feedback on how you believe your community should be reflected in Chicago’s new 50 ward map. You do not need to be a boundary or map expert. Just talk about your community and what defines it. You can make your voice heard by taking just a few minutes to attend an upcoming public hearing (one is 7pm TONIGHT via Zoom) or by submitting your input directly to the commission through their website.

New Chicago ward map drawn by community members
Draft Map

Why does it matter, you may ask? Because if your community is split up into different wards, your representation and priorities are split up. Just take a look at Englewood and Logan Square—two communities that are split up across many wards. That means any time someone in those neighborhoods has a problem they first need to determine which ward they’re in before even being able to seek help. They might frequently need to attempt reaching multiple alders to try to get problems solved, whether it's simple things like trash pickup or larger issues like a deteriorating CTA station. Public Hearings: 9/28 – 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (TONIGHT!) 9/30 – 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 10/1 – 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (final hearing)

WIP Community Map *Community members have until October 1st to provide feedback for the commission to review and consider changes to this draft Submit your input here! Wanna know more? Check out

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