The 15th and 16th wards are now the same ward, and the 2nd Ward went from being south and west of the Loop to being south and west of Lincoln Park. Sounds like a children's game, but it's actually the result of Chicago's latest redrawing of its ward map.
The map is redrawn every 10 years, and this year, communities of color were particularly vocal in the process. The Black Caucus and the Latino Caucus put forward competing visions of how to servce the city's declining but concentrated African-American community while catering for the increased but spread-out Latino community.
But as the dust settles immediately after the vote, most commentators see this as a victory for the Latino Caucus, which now has 12 supermajority wards, compared to the nine wards it had previously.
What do you think?
Richard Steele and Kimbriell Kelly will be joined on the Barbershop show by Kyle Hillman, Huffington Post blogger and political constultant; Suzanna McBride, the Columbia College Journalism Department's associate chair and force behind Austin Talks; and Evan Moore, Chicago Now blogger whowrite for EXTRA Newspaper.
We'll be talking redistricting as well as likes, dislikes and WTF's from the weekly news cycle.
Tune in to Vocalo's 98.5 and comment or tweet @ChicagoReporter with any questions you have, or how redistricting efforts have affected you.
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