The Northwest Herald reports:
County board picks redistricting plan
By KEVIN P. CRAVER
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board decided to stick with the redistricting map developed in open meetings rather than the one developed behind closed doors.
Board members voted Tuesday evening, 18-4, in favor of adopting a redistricting map drawn up by its Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. An alternate proposal drawn up by a handful of board members and under fire for possibly violating the Open Meetings Act, was soundly defeated on voice vote.
County and state legislators must redraw their legislative boundaries after each 10-year census to ensure that each district contains an equal number of people. McHenry County, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, grew by 18.7 percent over the past decade to 308,760 residents…
The approved map moves only 15 of the county’s 212 voting precincts, all of them in Grafton and Algonquin townships and affecting Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5 in the county’s heavily-populated southeast corner.
District 6, which covers the county’s rural western half, and District 4, which covers Richmond, Burton and most of McHenry Township, are unchanged…(read full)
Here’s the approved map from the Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee with links for download: