Illinois's 5th congressional district: Wikis

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Illinois's 5th congressional district
The 5th congressional district of Illinois since 2003
The 5th congressional district of Illinois since 2003
Current Representative Mike Quigley (D)
Population (2000) 653,647[1]
Median income $48,531[1]
Ethnicity 77.5% White, 2.3% Black, 6.5% Asian, 23.0% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 9.8% other
Cook PVI D + 19

The 5th Congressional District of Illinois 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.[2]

The congressional district currently spans much of the North Side of the City of Chicago from Lake Michigan into the western suburbs. It includes Schiller Park, Franklin Park, River Grove, Elmwood Park, Northlake and Melrose Park.[3] Wrigley Field and Chicago's gay district of Boystown are both located in this district, along with the Chicago neighborhoods of Lakeview, Uptown and Lincoln Park.

George W. Bush received 33% of the vote in this district in 2004. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of D +18.[4] 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.

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Recent election results

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Congressional elections

Year Result
1996
1998
2000
2002
2004
2006
2008

Presidential elections

Year Result
1996
2000 Gore 63 - 33%
2004 Kerry 67 - 33%
2008 Obama 73 - 26%

List of Representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created March 4, 1843
Stephen A. Douglas Democratic March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847 Resigned at close of Congress after being elected to US Senate
Vacant March 3, 1847 – December 6, 1847
William A. Richardson Democratic December 6, 1847 – August 25, 1856 Resigned
Vacant August 25, 1856 – November 4, 1856
Jacob C. Davis Democratic November 4, 1856 – March 3, 1857
Isaac N. Morris Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861
William A. Richardson Democratic March 4, 1861 – January 29, 1863 Resigned after being elected to US Senate
Vacant January 29, 1863 – March 4, 1863
Owen Lovejoy Republican March 4, 1863 – March 25, 1864 Redistricted from the 3rd district, Died
Vacant March 25, 1864 – May 20, 1864
Ebon C. Ingersoll Republican May 20, 1864 – March 3, 1871
Bradford N. Stevens Democratic March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Horatio C. Burchard Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879 Redistricted from the 3rd district
Robert M.A. Hawk Republican March 4, 1879 – June 29, 1882 Died
Vacant June 29, 1882 – November 7, 1882
Robert R. Hitt Republican November 7, 1882 – March 3, 1883 Redistricted to the 6th district
Reuben Ellwood Republican March 4, 1883 – July 1, 1885 Died
Vacant July 1, 1885 – December 7, 1885
Albert J. Hopkins Republican December 7, 1885 – March 3, 1895 Redistricted to the 8th district
George E. White Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Edward T. Noonan Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
William F. Mahoney Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted to the 8th district
James McAndrews Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1905 Redistricted from the 4th district
Anthony Michalek Republican March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1907
Adolph J. Sabath Democratic March 4, 1907 – January 3, 1949 Redistricted to the 7th District
Martin Gorski Democratic January 3, 1949 – December 4, 1949 Redistricted from the 4th District
Died
Vacant December 4, 1949 – January 3, 1951
John C. Kluczynski Democratic January 3, 1951 – January 26, 1975 Died
Vacant January 26, 1975 – 1975
John G. Fary Democratic July 8, 1975 – January 3, 1983
Bill Lipinski Democratic 1983 – 1993 Redistricted to the 3rd district
Dan Rostenkowski Democratic 1993 – 1995 Redistricted from the 8th District
Michael P. Flanagan Republican 1995 – 1997
Rod Blagojevich Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2003 Chicago Retired to run for Governor
Rahm Emanuel Democratic January 3, 2003 – January 2, 2009 Chicago Resigned to become White House Chief of Staff
Vacant January 2, 2009 – April 21, 2009 See Illinois's 5th congressional district special election, 2009
Michael Quigley Democratic April 21, 2009 – present Chicago Incumbent

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