Illinois's 11th congressional district
The 11th Congressional District of Illinois is represented by Democrat Bill Foster.
|Illinois's 11th congressional district|
Illinois's 11th congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
|Area||281 sq mi (730 km2)|
|Population (2011 est.)||722,745|
From 1865 to 1867 the district included Bureau, LaSalle, Livingston and Woodford counties. 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. The district was not changed by 1951's redistricting. In 1961, the district was widened westward to the Des Plaines River and east into parts of Lincoln Square. 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 southwestern Cook County. The Illinois Congressional Reapportionment Act of 2001 (10 ILCS 76) defined its boundaries following the U.S. Census 2000.
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. The representatives for these districts were elected in the 2012 primary and general elections, and the boundaries became effective on January 5, 2013.
|Election results from presidential races|
|2016||President||Clinton 58 – 35%|
|2012||President||Obama 58 – 41%|
|2008||President||Obama 62 – 37%|
|2004||President||Bush 53 – 46%|
|2000||President||Bush 50 – 48%|
Living former Members
As of May 2015, three former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 11th congressional district are alive. The most recent representative to die was George E. Sangmeister (served 1993–1995) on October 7, 2007.
|Representative||Term in office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Jerry Weller||1995 - 2009||July 7, 1957|
|Debbie Halvorson||2009 - 2011||March 1, 1958|
|Adam Kinzinger||2011 - 2013||February 27, 1978|
Historical maps of boundaries
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- Barone, Michael; McCutcheon, Chuck (2013). The Almanac of American Politics 2014. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
- Illinois Congressional District 11, Illinois Board of Elections
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
- Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
- 2002 Census of Agriculture – 11th Congressional District Profile
- District map
- Congressional district profiles
- Washington Post page on the 11th District of Illinois
- U.S. Census Bureau – 11th District Fact Sheet