The City Council could tap an independent commission to redraw the boundaries of Chicago’s 50 wards.

If city leaders want to fulfill Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2019 promise to tap an independent commission to redraw boundaries of Chicago’s 50 wards, time is running out to make it happen,  some advocates say.

As is mandated every 10 years, Chicago will use the results of the 2020 Census to redraw boundaries of the city’s wards to ensure equal representation as populations change in size and shift around and out of the city.

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