Illinois's 7th congressional district
|Illinois's 7th congressional district|
|Area||63 sq mi (160 km2)|
The 7th congressional district of Illinois covers parts of Cook County, as of the 2011 redistricting that followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bellwood, Chicago, Forest Park, Oak Park, Maywood, and Westchester are included. Democrat Danny K. Davis has represented the district since January 1997. With a Cook Partisan Voting Index rating of D+37, it is the most Democratic district in Illinois.
Due to reapportionment every ten years, the 7th district like other districts has relocated in Illinois throughout its history. In the mid-1800s, Abraham Lincoln represented the 7th district before being elected president, although his home now lies within Illinois's 13th congressional district and most of his district's former territory is now located in the 18th district.
Recent statewide election results
|2000||President||Gore 81 - 16%|
|2004||President||Kerry 83 - 17%|
|2008||President||Obama 89 - 9%|
|2012||President||Obama 87 - 11%|
|2016||President||Clinton 78% - 19%|
|2018||Governor||Pritzker 83% - 14%|
|2020||President||Biden 86% - 12%|
Composition from 2023
The 7th district takes in the Chicago neighborhoods of the Loop, Armour Square, Fuller Park, Near West Side, East Garfield Park, West Garfield Park, North Lawndale, and West Englewood; most of Near South and Austin; half of Humboldt Park and Englewood; the coastal portion of Near North; part of West Town, Douglas, Grand Boulevard, and Chicago Lawn.
Outside the Chicago city limits, the 7th district takes in the Cook County communities of Oak Park, Westchester, Broadview, Bellwood, Maywood, and Forest Park; most of Hillside; and part of La Grange Park.
|Democratic||Danny K. Davis (incumbent)||242,439||84.6|
|Independent||Phil Collins (write-in)||5||0.0|
|Independent||Dennis Richter (write-in)||2||0.0|
|Democratic||Danny K. Davis (incumbent)||215,746||87.6|
|Democratic||Danny K. Davis (incumbent)||249,383||80.41||-7.21%|
List of members representing the district
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