As lawmakers prepare to tackle a remap of the state's legislative districts once the 2010 Census data is released, the Community Media Workshop and several other local organizations want to ensure local reporters fully grasp this thorny issue. That's why they're sponsoring a free redistricting workshop for journalists on June 17 and 18 featuring numerous experts on the topic. The ultimate goal is to build "the capacity of journalists to engage in a detailed and thoughtful conversation with policymakers and stakeholders about Illinois redistricting." If you're interested in applying, the deadline is May 31. More information is available at the Illinois Press Association website.