Illinois's 11th congressional district

Coordinates: 41°38′34″N 88°08′45″W / 41.64278°N 88.14583°W / 41.64278; -88.14583
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Illinois's 11th congressional district
Interactive map of district boundaries since January 3, 2023
  Bill Foster
Area281 sq mi (730 km2)
  • 99.7% urban
  • 0.3% rural
Population (2022)766,225
Median household
Cook PVID+5[2]

The 11th congressional district of Illinois is represented by Democrat Bill Foster.


2011 redistricting[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 on 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 along the Indiana state line.[7] The Illinois Congressional Reapportionment Act of 2001 (10 ILCS 76) defined its boundaries following the 2000 U.S. census.

Following the 2010 U.S. census 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. 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, Lisle, Downers Grove, New Lenox, Shorewood and Woodridge are included.[8] The representatives for these districts were elected in the 2012 primary and general elections, and the boundaries became effective on January 3, 2013.

2021 redistricting[edit]

# County Seat Population
7 Boone Belvidere 53,159
31 Cook Chicago 5,173,146
37 DeKalb Sycamore 100,414
43 DuPage Wheaton 924,885
89 Kane Geneva 515,588
97 Lake Waukegan 711,239
111 McHenry Woodstock 311,122
197 Will Joliet 697,252

As of the 2020 redistricting, this district will shift to cover the Northern Illinois region, encompassing most of McHenry and Kane Counties, parts of Boone, Lake, DeKalb, DuPage, Cook, and Will Counties.

Lake County is split between this district, the 9th district, and the 10th district. They are partitioned by Volo Bog State Natural Area, W Brandenburg Rd, N US Highway 12, W Townline Rd, N Wilson Rd, W Chardon Rd, N Fairfield Rd, W Ivanhoe Rd, Liberty St, High St, Kimball Ave, E Liberty St, S Church St, Bangs St, W Liberty St, Westridge Dr/N Lakeview Cir, Carriage Hill Ct/Wood Creek Dr, Greenleaf Ave, Ridge Rd/Burr Oak Ln, and E Burnett Rd/Northern Ter. The 11th district takes in half of the municipalities of Wauconda and Island Lake.

McHenry County is split between this district, the 10th district, the 16th district, and the 9th district. The 11th and 10th districts are partitioned by Lily Lake Drain, W Rand Rd, Fox River, N Riverside Dr, Illinois Highway 31, Petersen Farm, Dutch Creek, McCullom Lake Rd, White Oak Ln, McCullom Lake, W Shore Dr, W Martin Rd, Bennington Ln, N Martin Rd, N Curran Rd, Old Draper Rd, Farmstead Dr, S Ridge Rd, N Valley Hill Rd, Barber Creek, Wonder Lake, Illinois Highway 120, Thompson Rd, and Slough Creek. The 11th and 16th districts are partitioned by Nelson Rd, Slough Creek, Hartland Rd, and Tomlin Rd. The 11th and 9th districts are partitioned by E Crystal Lake Ave, Meridian Ln, Crystal Lake Country Club, Woodscreek Park, Boulder Ridge Country Club, and Fairway View Dr. The 11th district takes in the municipalities of Woodstock and Marengo; most of McHenry; and half of Crystal Lake and Huntley; and part of Port Barrington, Lake in the Hills, and Oakwood Hills.

Boone County is split between this district and the 16th district. They are partitioned by Orth Rd, Poplar Grove Rd, Woodstock Rd, McKinley Ave, Squaw Prairie Rd, Beloit Rd, Illinois Business Route 20, Kishwaukee River, Wynwood Dr, N Appleton Rd, S Appleton Rd, Illinois Highway 5, and Stone Quarry Rd. The 11th district takes in half of the municipality of Belvidere.

DeKalb County is split between this district, the 14th district, and the 16th district. They are partitioned by Myelle Rd, Bass Line Rd, Illinois Highway 23, Whipple Rd, Plank Rd, Swanson Rd, and Darnell Rd. The 11th district takes in the municipalities of Genoa and Kingston.

Kane County is split between this district and the 8th district. The 11th and 8th districts are partitioned by Illinois Highway 47, Regency Parkway, Farm Hill Dr, Del Webb Blvd, Jane Adams Memorial Tollway, Sandwald Rd, Ridgecrest Dr, Brier Hill Rd/Illinois Highway 47, Coombs Rd, Shadow Hill Dr, Campton Hills Dr, West Main St, South Tyler Rd, Division St, Fox River, North Washington Ave, Douglas Rd, Orion Rd, and East Fabyan Parkway. The 11th and 14th districts are partitioned by Lasher Rd, Illinois Highway 83, Jericho Rd, Arnold Ave, Rathbone Ave, Fox River, and New York St. The 11th district takes in the municipalities of North Aurora, Batavia, and Hampshire; most of Geneva west of the Fox River; and half of St. Charles and Aurora.

DuPage County is split between this district, the 6th district, and the 3rd district. The 11th, 3rd, and 6th districts are partitioned by Grand Ave, Highway 83, Central Ave, Fullerton Ave, Harvard Ave, Armitage Ave, Addison Rd, Highway 64, Westmore Ave, Plymouth St, Westwood Ave, Highway 355, Union Pacific Railroad, North Path, President St, Naperville Rd, Highway 23, Danada Ct, Arrowhead Golf Club, Herrick Rd, Galosh Ave, Butterfield Rd, Calumet Ave E, and Prairie Ave. The 11th district takes in the municipalities of Naperville; most of Woodridge; and part of Darien.

Cook County is split between this district and the 1st district. The 11th and 1st districts are partitioned by W Roberta Dr, Walter St, W 127th St, Glenys Dr/Norwalk Rd, Glenys Dr/Keepataw Dr, Hillview Dr, Woodglen Ln/Berkeley Ln, Country Ln/Auburn Rd, 6th St/Kromray Rd, 119th St, Mt Vernon Memorial Estates, and McCarthy Rd. The 11th district takes in half the municipality of Lemont.

Will County is split between this district and the 14th district. They are partitioned by Modaff Rd, Knoch Knolls Park, S Knight Rd, Kings Rd, Remington Blvd, The Links at Carillon, N Weber Rd, W Normantown Rd, Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve, and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The 11th district takes in the municipalities of Bolingbrook, and half of Romeoville.

Presidential election results[edit]

This table indicates how the district has voted in U.S. presidential elections; election results reflect voting in the district as it was configured at the time of the election, not as it is configured today.
Year Office Results
2000 President George W. Bush 50% – Al Gore 48%
2004 President George W. Bush 53% – John Kerry 46%
2008 President Barack Obama 62% – John McCain 37%
2012 President Barack Obama 58% – Mitt Romney 41%
2016 President Hillary Clinton 58% – Donald Trump 35%
2020 President Joe Biden 61% – Donald Trump 36%

Recent election results from statewide races[edit]

This table indicates how the district has voted in recent statewide elections; election results reflect voting in the district as it is currently configured, not necessarily as it was at the time of these elections.
Year Office Results
2016 President Hillary Clinton 51.7% – Donald Trump 41.1%
Senate Tammy Duckworth 48.5% – Mark Kirk 45.2%
2018 Governor J. B. Pritzker 48.2% – Bruce Rauner 45.7%
Attorney General Kwame Raoul 50.4% – Erika Harold 47.0%
Secretary of State Jesse White 65.1% – Jason Helland 32.5%
2020 President Joe Biden 56.6% – Donald Trump 41.3%
Senate Dick Durbin 53.4% – Mark Curran 41.6%
2022 Senate Tammy Duckworth 55.6% – Kathy Salvi 42.6%
Governor J. B. Pritzker 54.7% – Darren Bailey 42.0%
Attorney General Kwame Raoul 54.3% – Tom DeVore 43.7%
Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias 54.0% – Dan Brady 43.8%



Illinois's 11th congressional district, 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster 148,928 58.6
Republican Judy Biggert (incumbent) 105,348 41.4
Independent Chris Michel (write-in) 19 0.0
Total votes 254,295 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican


Illinois's 11th congressional district, 2014[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster (incumbent) 93,436 53.5
Republican Darlene Senger 81,335 46.5
Independent Connor Vlakancic (write-in) 1 0.0
Total votes 174,772 100.0
Democratic hold


Illinois's 11th congressional district, 2016 [10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster (incumbent) 166,578 60.4
Republican Tonia Khouri 108,995 39.6
Total votes 275,573 100.0
Democratic hold


Illinois's 11th congressional district, 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster (incumbent) 145,407 63.8
Republican Nick Stella 82,358 36.2
Total votes 227,765 100.0
Democratic hold


Illinois's 11th congressional district, 2020[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Foster (incumbent) 194,557 63.30 -0.54%
Republican Rick Laib 112,807 36.70 +0.54%
Write-in 13 0.00 N/A
Total votes 307,377 100.0
Democratic hold


Illinois's 11th congressional district, 2022
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Foster (incumbent) 149,172 56.45
Republican Catalina Lauf 115,069 43.55
Total votes 264,241 100.0
Democratic hold

List of members representing the district[edit]

Member Party Years Cong
Notes District location
District created March 4, 1863

James C. Robinson
Democratic March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1862.
Retired to run for Governor of Illinois.

Samuel S. Marshall
Democratic March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1873
Elected in 1864.
Re-elected in 1866.
Re-elected in 1868.
Re-elected in 1870.
Redistricted to the 19th district.

Robert M. Knapp
Democratic March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd Elected in 1872.

Scott Wike
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Elected in 1874.

Robert M. Knapp
Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1879
45th Elected again in 1876.

James W. Singleton
Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Redistricted to the 12th district.

William Neece
Democratic March 4, 1883 –
March 3, 1887
Elected in 1882.
Re-elected in 1884.
Lost re-election.

William Gest
(Rock Island)
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1891
Elected in 1886.
Re-elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.

Benjamin T. Cable
(Rock Island)
Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.

Benjamin F. Marsh
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1892.
Redistricted to the 15th district.

Walter Reeves
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1903
Elected in 1894.
Re-elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.

Bureau, LaSalle, Livingston and Woodford counties

Howard M. Snapp
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1911
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.

Kane, DuPage, McHenry and Will counties

Ira C. Copley
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1915
Elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Progressive March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1917
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1923

Frank Reid
Republican March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.

Chauncey Reed
(West Chicago)
Republican January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1949
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Redistricted to the 14th district.

Chester Chesney
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
81st Elected in 1948.
Lost re-election.

Timothy P. Sheehan
Republican January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Lost re-election.

Roman Pucinski
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1973
Elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.

Frank Annunzio
Democratic January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1993
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.

George E. Sangmeister
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103rd Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1992.

Jerry Weller
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2009
Elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.

Debbie Halvorson
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
111th Elected in 2008.
Lost re-election.

Adam Kinzinger
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2013
112th Elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 16th district.

Bill Foster
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Elected in 2012.
Re-elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.
Re-elected in 2022.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "My Congressional District".
  2. ^ "2022 Cook PVI: District Map and List". Cook Political Report. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  3. ^[permanent dead link]
  4. ^[permanent dead link]
  5. ^[permanent dead link]
  6. ^[permanent dead link]
  7. ^[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Illinois Congressional District 11 Archived December 29, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, Illinois Board of Elections
  9. ^ "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals" (PDF). Illinois State Board of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 19, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Illinois General Election 2014". Illinois State Board of Elections. November 4, 2014. Archived from the original on December 15, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  11. ^ "2018 General Election Official Vote Totals Book".
  12. ^ "Election Results 2020 GENERAL ELECTION". Illinois State Board of Elections. December 4, 2020. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  13. ^ "Illinois 2020 Election Results". Chicago Sun-Times. November 20, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.

External links[edit]

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