Kane County to Host Nov. 15, Nov. 17 Public Hearings on County Apportionment Plan

Kane County to Host Nov. 15, Nov. 17 Public Hearings on County Apportionment Plan

  • Editor’s Note: The Kane County Board meeting of Nov. 9 includes a report to the County Board about the reapportionment plan. It begins around the two-hour mark in the YouTube video above.

Kane County will hold two public hearings in November to gather community input on the county’s Apportionment Plan and proposed County Board Districts map.

Kane County Board Chair Corinne Pierog

Members of the public will be offered five minutes each to make public comments during the public hearings.

Reapportionment is required by state law to occur every 10 years following the decennial U.S. Census to ensure that each County Board district represents a substantially equal number of people.

Kane County Board Chair Corinne Pierog thanked the Kane County Reapportionment Task Force and County Board members, staff, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office and demographer consultants for their help in putting the maps together.

“Redistricting is vitally important to Kane County because it determines fair representation for Kane County’s 24 districts,” she said.

Each public hearing will be held in-person and livestreamed to the Kane County YouTube channel.

The two public hearings will take place at the following times, dates and locations:

  • 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 – Seigle Auditorium (Building E Room 125), 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 – Kane County Government Center (Building A) 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva.

The Nov. 17 public hearing will also be conducted via Zoom. Zoom login information will be posted on the Kane County website homepage prior to the event at www.countyofkaneorg.

The proposed County Board districts map can be viewed on the county’s website at: https://www.countyofkane.org/Documents/Redistricting-Maps/NEW%20-%202021%20County%20Board%20District%20Map%202020%20Census%20DRAFT%2011-8-2021.pdf

Written comments may also be submitted on or before Nov. 17, 2021, either in-person at the public hearings, or by emailing the comments to fahnestockroger@co.kane.il.us.

If you would like additional information about this topic, please call Brenda Buschbacher at 630-444-3163 or email BuschbacherBrenda@co.kane.il.us.

SOURCE: Kane County government news release