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Oak Forest population changes lead to ward remap


A proposed neighborhood remap in Oak Forest would mean changes for some voters, moving them out of their neighborhoods and losing city council representation on the City Council.

The changes come as the city had to reorganize neighborhoods based on the latest U.S. Census figures, according to Mayor Hank Kuspa.

Census data shows the city’s 2020 population was approximately 27,300, while the 2010 census recorded residents at just under 28,000.

Kuspa said population changes do not unilaterally affect the city in terms of voting districts and that district boundaries are intended to ensure equal representation of residents among the city’s seven neighborhoods.

The plan is to have each of the city’s seven wards represent approximately 4,000 of Oakwood’s total population, and a recent analysis found Wards 1, 2, 5, and 7 to be above that target, while Wards 3, 4, and 6 are below ideal. showed that the number was below. .

One analysis showed Ward 1 at more than 23% of its representation target, Ward 7 at about 14% above, Ward 2 at about 7% above, and Ward 5 at 5%.

According to the city, Ward 6 was 17% below the ideal number, Ward 4 was just under 16%, and Ward 3 was about 13% below.

The proposed remap could be approved by the City Council next month, according to Kuspa, and a handful of residents attended the public hearing on Feb. 13.

According to the proposed district map, part of the city’s Ward 1 will be moved to Ward 2, while three parts of Ward 2 will be divided into Wards 3, 4 and 6. According to the map, Ward 4.

Some parts of the 5th Ward would be taken into the 2nd Ward, and a part of the 7th Ward would become part of the 5th Ward. According to the new map, part of the 6th Ward will move within the borders of the 4th Ward.

The changes will go into effect with the 2025 city elections, which will elect the mayor and city clerk, as well as representatives from the 2nd, 4th and 6th districts. The conditions for municipal council members have been regulated gradually.

Some of the changes were “shifting a street or two to balance out the new neighborhoods,” Kuspa said.

“The map changes are minor,” he said. “This is not a major renovation by any means.”


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