Kane County To Host 5 Town Hall Meetings on 2021 Redistricting

Kane County To Host 5 Town Hall Meetings on 2021 Redistricting

This is a screenshot from a Kane County Reapportionment Committee meeting in April. To watch the meeting on YouTube, scroll down to see the embedded video or click on this link.

  • Editor’s Note: This article has been updated regarding the time, date and place of the fifth Town Hall meeting, which takes place in Hampshire.

Kane County Board Chairman Corinne Pierog and the Kane County Board will hold five Town Hall meetings throughout the county to gather community input on redistricting.

Kane County residents and representatives of organizations within Kane County each will be allowed five minutes to offer public comment during the Town Hall meetings. Formal presentations will be accepted and will be posted on the county website, as well.

Pierog said redistricting happens every 10 years following the U.S. Census and is vitally important to Kane County because it determines fair representation for Kane County’s 24 County Board districts.

“The quality of your representation — the policies that the government enacts — is affected by district boundaries,” she said. “We want the residents of Kane County to participate in helping draw those lines.”

Each Town Hall will be livestreamed to the Kane County YouTube channel. All residents wishing to speak must do so in-person.

The five Town Hall meetings will take place at the following times, dates, and locations:

  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 — The Prisco Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora.
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 — Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St., Elburn).
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27 — Adult Activities Center, 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville.
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 — Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva. (This session will be conducted via Zoom and in-person.  Zoom login information will be posted on the Kane County website homepage prior to the event.)
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 — Hampshire Township, 170 Mill Ave., Hampshire.

If you would like additional information about this topic, please call Franklin Ramirez at (847) 815-7861 or email RamirezFranklin@co.kane.il.us