Illinois

Illinois is a U.S. state with two senators in the United States Senate and 18 representatives in the United States House of Representatives.

Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms. Senators represent the entire state. Illinois’s senators are:

Senior Senator

Richard Durbin

Democrat
Took Office: Jan 7, 1997
Next Election: 2020
Junior Senator

Mark Kirk

Republican
Took Office: Nov 29, 2010
Next Election: 2016

The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House for a two-year term. Representatives are also called congressmen/congresswomen.

Illinois’s representatives are:

1st District

Bobby Rush

Democrat
Took Office: Jan 5, 1993
Mokena, Manhattan, Oak Forest and ...
2nd District

Robin Kelly

Democrat
Took Office: Apr 9, 2013
Kankakee County and parts of ...
3rd District

Daniel Lipinski

Democrat
Took Office: Jan 4, 2005
Homer Glen, Lockport, Oak Lawn, ...
4th District

Luis Gutiérrez

Democrat
Took Office: Jan 5, 1993
Hermosa and parts of Brighton ...
5th District

Mike Quigley

Democrat
Took Office: Apr 7, 2009
Franklin Park, Dunning, Forest Glen, ...
6th District

Peter Roskam

Republican
Took Office: Jan 4, 2007
Wheaton and parts of Barrington ...
7th District

Danny Davis

Democrat
Took Office: Jan 7, 1997
Near West Side, Oak Park, ...
8th District

Tammy Duckworth

Democrat
Took Office: Jan 3, 2013
Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Addison, ...
9th District

Janice “Jan” Schakowsky

Democrat
Took Office: Jan 6, 1999
Skokie, Evanston, Park Ridge, Wilmette, ...
10th District

Bob Dold

Republican
Took Office: Jan 6, 2015
Lake Forest, Highland Park, Grayslake, ...
11th District

Bill Foster

Democrat
Took Office: Jan 3, 2013
Woodridge and parts of Bolingbrook, ...
12th District

Mike Bost

Republican
Took Office: Jan 6, 2015
St. Clair County, Jackson County, ...
13th District

Rodney Davis

Republican
Took Office: Jan 3, 2013
Macoupin County, Christian County, Montgomery ...
14th District

Randy Hultgren

Republican
Took Office: Jan 5, 2011
Parts of Kendall County, McHenry ...
15th District

John Shimkus

Republican
Took Office: Jan 3, 2013
Vermilion County, Shelby County, Fayette ...
16th District

Adam Kinzinger

Republican
Took Office: Jan 3, 2013
LaSalle County, Iroquois County, Livingston ...
17th District

Cheri Bustos

Democrat
Took Office: Jan 3, 2013
Fulton County, Henry County, Knox ...
18th District

Darin LaHood

Republican
Took Office: Sep 17, 2015
Adams County, Pike County, Hancock ...