The start of 2021 officially kicks off the beginning of a months-long redistricting process that will lead to the redrawing of boundaries for Illinois’ congressional seats, Chicago’s 50 wards, Cook County’s 17 districts, 59 state Senate and 118 state House seats. To understand redistricting and all that it entails, we sit down with Madeleine Doubek, executive director of CHANGE Illinois, who breaks down the process and efforts to reform it. You’ll also hear from Chicago Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) and Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) about the 2011 redistricting process and the creation of their wards and the aftermath of the choices made a decade ago. This is the first episode of a multi-part Daily Line series on redistricting in Illinois.