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Illinois's 5th congressional district

The 5th congressional district of Illinois covers parts of Cook and DuPage counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Chicago, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Hinsdale, La Grange Park, Norridge, Northlake, River Grove, Schiller Park, and Oakbrook Terrace are included.[4]

Illinois's 5th congressional district
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Illinois's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Mike Quigley
DChicago
Area96 sq mi (250 km2)
Distribution
  • 100.0% urban
  • 0.0% rural
Population (2011 est.)712,292
Median income$82,210[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+20[2][3]

It has been represented by Democrat Mike Quigley since a special election in April 2009.

HistoryEdit

The district was created as part of the 28th United States Congress, which first met on March 4, 1843; it was initially represented by Stephen A. Douglas, whose Kansas–Nebraska Act prompted the creation of the Republican Party. As of the most recent redistricting it includes part of Cook County, and was represented by Democrat Rahm Emanuel from January 2003 until he resigned on January 2, 2009, to become White House Chief of Staff. On April 8, 2009, Mike Quigley won a special election to fill the seat.[5]

George W. Bush received 33% of the vote in this district in 2004.[citation needed] The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +20.[6] Despite its recent historical preference for Democrats, the district was represented by a Republican for two years after Dan Rostenkowski lost his seat because of the Congressional Post Office scandal. On a national level, the scandal helped prompt the Republican Revolution of 1994.

Emanuel's predecessor was Rod Blagojevich, who was elected Governor in 2002. Blagojevich was impeached, convicted, and removed from office by the Illinois legislature in 2009. He was convicted in 2010 of one count of lying to federal investigators.

Mike Quigley was challenged for the seat by Republican nominee David Ratowitz and Green Party nominee Matt Reichel in the 2010 congressional elections.

Recent election resultsEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

Year Result
2000 Gore 63–33%
2004 Kerry 67–33%
2008 Obama 70–29%[3]
2012 Obama 66–32%[3]
2016 Clinton 71–24%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1843 [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Stephen A. Douglas
Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned at close of Congress when elected to US Senate
Vacant March 3, 1847 –
December 6, 1847
 
William A. Richardson
Democratic December 6, 1847 –
August 25, 1856
30th
31st
32nd
33rd
34th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned.
Vacant August 25, 1856 –
November 4, 1856
Jacob C. Davis Democratic November 4, 1856 –
March 3, 1857
34th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Isaac N. Morris
Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
35th
36th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
William A. Richardson
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
January 29, 1863
37th [Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned when elected to US Senate
Vacant January 29, 1863 –
March 3, 1863
 
Owen Lovejoy
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 25, 1864
38th Redistricted from the 3rd district.
Died.
Vacant March 25, 1864 –
May 20, 1864
 
Ebon C. Ingersoll
Republican May 20, 1864 –
March 3, 1871
38th
39th
40th
41st
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bradford N. Stevens
Democratic March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1873
42nd [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Horatio C. Burchard
Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
43rd
44th
45th
Redistricted from the 3rd district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Robert M.A. Hawk
Republican March 4, 1879 –
June 29, 1882
46th
47th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant June 29, 1882 –
November 7, 1882
 
Robert R. Hitt
Republican December 4, 1882 –
March 3, 1883
47th [Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 6th district.
 
Reuben Ellwood
Republican March 4, 1883 –
July 1, 1885
48th
49th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant July 1, 1885 –
December 7, 1885
 
Albert J. Hopkins
Republican December 7, 1885 –
March 3, 1895
49th
50th
51st
52nd
53rd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
George E. White
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
54th
55th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Edward T. Noonan
Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
56th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
William F. Mahoney
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th Redistricted to the 8th district.
 
James McAndrews
Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1905
58th Redistricted from the 4th district.
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Anthony Michalek
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1907
59th [Data unknown/missing.]
 
Adolph J. Sabath
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
January 3, 1949
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
Martin Gorski
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
December 4, 1949
81st Redistricted from the 4th district.
Died.
Vacant December 4, 1949 –
January 3, 1951
 
John C. Kluczynski
Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 26, 1975
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Died.
Vacant January 26, 1975 –
July 8, 1975
 
John G. Fary
Democratic July 8, 1975 –
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
[Data unknown/missing.]
 
Bill Lipinski
Democratic January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1993
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
[Data unknown/missing.]
Redistricted to the 3rd district.
 
Dan Rostenkowski
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103rd Redistricted from the 8th district and Lost re-election.
 
Michael P. Flanagan
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1997
104th [Data unknown/missing.]
Lost re-election.
 
Rod Blagojevich
Democratic January 3, 1997 –
January 3, 2003
105th
106th
107th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Retired to run for Governor
 
Rahm Emanuel
Democratic January 3, 2003 –
January 2, 2009
108th
109th
110th
[Data unknown/missing.]
Resigned to become White House Chief of Staff
Vacant January 2, 2009 –
April 7, 2009
See 2009 Illinois's 5th congressional district special election
 
Mike Quigley
Democratic April 7, 2009 –
present
111th
112th
113th
114th
115th
116th
Incumbent

Living former Members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 5th congressional districtEdit

As of May 2015, there are four former members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 5th congressional district who are currently living at this time. The most recent representative to die was Dan Rostenkowski (served 1993–1995) on August 11, 2010.

Representative Term in office Date of birth (and age)
Bill Lipinski 1983–1993 (1937-12-22) December 22, 1937 (age 81)
Michael Patrick Flanagan 1995–1997 (1962-11-09) November 9, 1962 (age 56)
Rod Blagojevich 1997–2003 (1956-12-10) December 10, 1956 (age 62)
Rahm Emanuel 2003–2009 (1959-11-29) November 29, 1959 (age 59)

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003–2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=17&cd=05
  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. p. 564. ISBN 978-0-226-10544-4. Copyright National Journal.
  4. ^ Illinois Congressional District 5, Illinois Board of Elections
  5. ^ "Topic Galleries". Chicago Tribune.
  6. ^ "Cook Political Report, PVI for the 110th Congress" (PDF). Cook Political Report. Retrieved 2008-10-08.

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