Illinois's 11th congressional district

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Illinois's 11th congressional district
Illinois's 11th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Illinois's 11th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Bill Foster (DNaperville)
Area 281 mi²
Distribution 99.7% urban, 0.3% rural
Population (2011 est.) 722,745
Median income $65,938
Ethnicity 66.5% White, 10.8% Black, 6.9% Asian, 26.6% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 12.3% other
Cook PVI D+8[1]

The 11th Congressional District of Illinois is represented by Democrat Bill Foster.

2011 redistricting[edit]

The congressional district covers parts of Cook, Du Page, Kane, Kendall and Will counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Darien, Joliet, Montgomery, Naperville, New Lenox, Shorewood and Woodridge are included.[2] The representatives for these districts were elected in the 2012 primary and general elections, and the boundaries became effective on January 5, 2013.

Elections[edit]

2012 election[edit]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 58 - 41%[1]
2008 President Obama 62 - 37%[1]
2004 President Bush 53 - 46%
2000 President Bush 50 - 48%

District boundaries[edit]

From 1865 to 1867 the district included Bureau, LaSalle, Livingston and Woodford counties.[3] From 1901 until 1947 the 11th congressional district included Kane, DuPage, McHenry and Will Counties. Following the Congressional Apportionment Act of 1947, the district covered a portion of Cook County and the far northwest side of Chicago roughly centered around Norwood Park.[4] The district was not changed by 1951's redistricting.[5] In 1961, the district was widened westward to the Des Plaines River and east into parts of Lincoln Square.[6] The district covered the northwest side of Chicago until the early 1990s when it moved closer to its current area, encompassing most of LaSalle and Grundy Counties, the southern part of Will County, the northern part of Kankakee County and a small portion of southeastern Cook County.[7] The Illinois Congressional Reapportionment Act of 2001 (10 ILCS 76) defined its boundaries following the U.S. Census 2000.

Following the U.S. Census 2010 the district includes Joliet in Will County, parts of Naperville in southern DuPage County, and Aurora in Kane County. It includes the Argonne National Laboratory.

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District Home Notes
JamesCarrollRobinson.jpg James C. Robinson Democratic March 4, 1863 - March 3, 1865 Redistricted from the 7th district
SamuelSMarshall.jpg Samuel S. Marshall Democratic March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1873 Redistricted to the 19th district
RobertMKnapp.jpg Robert M. Knapp Democratic March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875
ScottWike.jpg Scott Wike Democratic March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877
RobertMKnapp.jpg Robert M. Knapp Democratic March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1879
No image.svg James W. Singleton Democratic March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1883
No image.svg William Neece Democratic March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1887
No image.svg William Gest Republican March 4, 1887 - March 3, 1891
No image.svg Benjamin Cable Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893
Benjamin F. Marsh.jpg Benjamin F. Marsh Republican March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895 Redistricted to the 15th district
No image.svg Walter Reeves Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1903
No image.svg Howard Snapp Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1911
IraCCopley.jpg Ira C. Copley Republican March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1915
Progressive March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1917
Republican March 4, 1917 - March 3, 1923
No image.svg Frank Reid Republican March 4, 1923 - January 3, 1935
ChaunceyWReed.jpg Chauncey Reed Republican January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1949 Redistricted to the 14th district
No image.svg Chester Chesney Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1951
No image.svg Timothy P. Sheehan Republican January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1959
RomanPucinski.jpg Roman Pucinski Democratic January 3, 1959 - January 3, 1973 Chicago
Frank Annunzio.jpg Frank Annunzio Democratic January 3, 1973 - January 3, 1993 Chicago Redistricted from the 7th district
George Sangmeister.jpg George E. Sangmeister Democratic January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995 Joliet Redistricted from the 4th district
Jerry Weller portrait.jpg Jerry Weller Republican January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2009 Joliet Declined to run for re-election
Debbie Halvorson.jpg Debbie Halvorson Democratic January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2011 Crete Defeated
Adam Kinzinger, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Adam Kinzinger Republican January 3, 2011 - January 3, 2013 Manteno Redistricted to the 16th district
Bill Foster, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Bill Foster Democratic January 3, 2013 - Defeated in the 14th district in 2010

Historical maps of boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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Coordinates: 41°38′34″N 88°08′45″W / 41.64278°N 88.14583°W / 41.64278; -88.14583