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    Cook County redistricting gets underway as commissioners stare down ‘tight period’ before reelection season 

    County commissioners on Thursday formally kicked the tires on their once-in-a-decade effort to redraw their own district boundaries, vowing to lead a fair and collaborative process before their reelection campaigns get underway in the fall.  

    The county Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a measure (21-1196) by board President Toni Preckwinkle charting out rules for the redrawing process, and another ordinance (21-1195) creating a new committee to develop and approve a new map. The 2020 Census Redistricting Committee will comprise all 17 commissioners and will be chaired by Comm. Deborah Sims (D-5). 

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