Illinois's 9th congressional district

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Illinois's 9th congressional district
Illinois US Congressional District 9 (since 2013).tif
Illinois's 9th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Jan Schakowsky (DEvanston)
Area 105 sq mi (270 km2)
Distribution
  • 100.0% urban
  • 0.0% rural
Population (2011 est.) 715,584
Median income 63,039[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVI D+18[2][3]

The 9th Congressional District of Illinois covers parts of Cook County, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Chicago, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Wilmette and Winnetka and Arlington Heights are included.[4] It is anchored in Chicago's North Side along Lake Michigan, and covers many of Chicago's northern suburbs. Democrat Jan Schakowsky has represented the district since January 1999.

The district is one of the most reliably Democratic districts in Chicago, and in all of Illinois. It has been in Democratic hands without interruption since 1949, and for all but six years since 1935. Only three people have held the district since 1949--Sidney Yates, Edward Finnegan, and Schakowsky. Yates gave up the seat in 1962 to run for United States Senate. When he lost, Chicago machine officials persuaded Finnegan, who had succeeded Yates after his former district was merged with the 9th, to hand the seat back to Yates. Schakowsky won the seat in 1998 after Yates retired.

Elections[edit]

2012 election[edit]

2014[edit]

Illinois's 9th Congressional District, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jan Schakowsky (Incumbent) 141,000 66.06
Republican Susanne Atanus 72,384 33.91
Independent Phil Collins 66 0.03
Total votes 213,450 100
Democratic hold

Voting[edit]

The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +20.

Election results from recent presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 65 - 33%[3]
2008 President Obama 69 - 30%[3]
2004 President Kerry 68 - 31%
2000 President Gore 66 - 30%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Notes
District created
March 4, 1853
No image.svg Willis Allen Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855 Redistricted from the 2nd district
SamuelSMarshall.jpg Samuel S. Marshall Democratic March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
John Alexander Logan crop.jpg John A. Logan Democratic March 4, 1859 – April 2, 1862 Resigned to accept commission as a brigadier general in the Union(American Civil War)
Vacant
April 2, 1862 – June 2, 1862
WilliamJAllen.jpg William J. Allen Democratic June 2, 1862 – March 3, 1863 Redistricted to the 13th district
Hon. Lewis W. Ross, Ill - NARA - 525465.jpg Lewis W. Ross Democratic March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
ThompsonWMcNeely.jpg Thompson W. McNeely Democratic March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
No image.svg Granville Barrere Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
RichardHWhiting.jpg Richard H. Whiting Republican March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
No image.svg Thomas A. Boyd Republican March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
No image.svg John H. Lewis Republican March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
No image.svg Lewis E. Payson Republican March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1891 Redistricted from the 8th district
No image.svg Herman W. Snow Democratic March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
HamiltonKWheeler.jpg Hamilton K. Wheeler Republican March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Robert R. Hitt.jpg Robert R. Hitt Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted from the 6th district, Redistricted to the 13th district
Henry Sherman Boutell.jpg Henry S. Boutell Republican March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1911 Redistricted from the 6th district
No image.svg Lynden Evans Democratic March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
FrederickABritten.jpg Frederick A. Britten Republican March 4, 1913 – January 3, 1935
No image.svg James McAndrews Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941
CharlesSDewey.jpg Charles S. Dewey Republican January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1945
No image.svg Alexander J. Resa Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
No image.svg Robert Twyman Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Sidney R. Yates.jpg Sidney R. Yates Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1963
Edward Rowan Finnegan.jpg Edward R. Finnegan Democratic January 3, 1963 – December 6, 1964 Redistricted from the 12th district, resigned after being appointed Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL
Vacant
December 6, 1964 – January 3, 1965
Sidney R. Yates.jpg Sidney R. Yates Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1999
Schakowsky-Portrait-2013.jpg Jan Schakowsky Democratic January 3, 1999 – Present Incumbent

In popular culture[edit]

In Jeffrey Archer's The Prodigal Daughter, Florentyna Kane is elected to the House from this district and reelected until she resigns to run (unsuccessfully) for the Senate.

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/mycd/#
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 574–575. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4.  Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ 2011 Congressional District 9, Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "Illinois General Election 2014". Illinois State Board of Elections. 2014-11-04. Retrieved 2014-12-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°03′10″N 87°48′37″W / 42.05278°N 87.81028°W / 42.05278; -87.81028