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Illinois House of Representatives
Type Lower house
Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, (D)
since January 8, 1997
Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, (D)
since January 8, 1997
Minority Leader Tom Cross, (R)
since January 8, 2002
Members 118
Political groups Democratic Party
Republican Party
Last election November 4, 2008
Meeting place
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Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, IL, U.S.

The Illinois House of Representatives of is the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Illinois. The body was created by the first Illinois Constitution adopted in 1818. The state House of Representatives is made of 118 representatives elected from individual legislative districts for a two-year term with no limits. In contrast, the Illinois Senate is made of 59 senators with staggered two- or four-year terms.



The Illinois House of Representatives meets at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. It is required to convene on the second Wednesday of January each year. Its primary duties are to make laws (including the state budget), act on federal constitutional amendments, and propose constitutional amendments for Illinois. The Illinois House of Representatives also holds the power to impeach executive and judicial officials.

The current Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives is Michael Madigan of Chicago, who represents the 22nd District. The Democratic Party of Illinois currently holds a majority in the House. Under the Illinois Constitution, the office of Minority Leader is recognized for the purpose of making certain appointments. Tom Cross of Plainfield, a Republican representing the 84th District, currently holds the post.

Changes to the House

Before the Cutback Amendment to the state constitution in 1980, the state was divided into 59 "legislative districts", each of which elected three representatives, yielding a House of 177 members. This unusual system was even more distinctive in that the election was conducted by a modified form of cumulative voting: each individual voter was given three legislative votes to cast, and could cast either one vote each for three candidates, all three votes for one candidate (known as a "bullet vote"), or even 1 1/2 votes each for two candidates. After the passage of the Cutback Amendment, this system was abolished and representatives were elected from 118 single member constituencies. he changed the house forever it rocks now

Composition of the House

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 68 48 116 2
Current legislature 70 48 118 0
Latest voting share 59.3% 40.7%






  • Clerk of the House: Mark Mahoney
  • Chief Doorkeeper: Lee A. Crawford
  • Parliamentarian: David Ellis
  • Assistant Clerk of the House: Bradley S. Bolin

Members of the Illinois House of Representatives

District Representative Party Residence
1 Mendoza, SusanaSusana Mendoza Democratic Chicago
2 Acevedo, EdwardEdward Acevedo Democratic Chicago
3 Arroyo, LuisLuis Arroyo Democratic Chicago
4 Soto, CynthiaCynthia Soto Democratic Chicago
5 Dunkin, KennethKenneth Dunkin Democratic Chicago
6 Golar, EstherEsther Golar Democratic Chicago
7 Yarbrough, KarenKaren Yarbrough Democratic Maywood
8 Ford, LaShawnLaShawn Ford Democratic Chicago
9 Turner, ArthurArthur Turner Democratic Chicago
10 Collins, AnnazetteAnnazette Collins Democratic Chicago
11 Fritchey, JohnJohn Fritchey Democratic Chicago
12 Feigenholtz, SaraSara Feigenholtz Democratic Chicago
13 Harris, GregGreg Harris Democratic Chicago
14 Osterman, HarryHarry Osterman Democratic Chicago
15 D'Amico, John C.John C. D'Amico Democratic Chicago
16 Lang, LouLou Lang Democratic Skokie
17 Coulson, ElizabethElizabeth Coulson Republican Glenview
18 Hamos, JulieJulie Hamos Democratic Evanston
19 Lyons, Joseph M.Joseph M. Lyons Democratic Chicago
20 McAuliffe, Michael P.Michael P. McAuliffe Republican Chicago
21 Zalewski, Michael J.Michael J. Zalewski Democratic Chicago
22 Madigan, MichaelMichael Madigan Democratic Chicago
23 Burke, Daniel J.Daniel J. Burke Democratic Chicago
24 Hernandez, ElizabethElizabeth Hernandez Democratic Cicero
25 Currie, Barbara FlynnBarbara Flynn Currie Democratic Chicago
26 Burns, William D.William D. Burns Democratic Chicago
27 Davis, Monique D.Monique D. Davis Democratic Chicago
28 Rita, RobertRobert Rita Democratic Blue Island
29 Miller, David E.David E. Miller Democratic Calumet City
30 Davis, WilliamWilliam Davis Democratic Homewood
31 Flowers, Mary E.Mary E. Flowers Democratic Chicago
32 Thapedi, AndreAndre Thapedi Democratic Chicago
33 Colvin, Marlow H.Marlow H. Colvin Democratic Chicago
34 Howard, Constance A.Constance A. Howard Democratic Chicago
35 Joyce, KevinKevin Joyce Democratic Chicago
36 Brosnahan, James D.James D. Brosnahan Democratic Evergreen Park
37 McCarthy, Kevin A.Kevin A. McCarthy Democratic Orland Park
38 Riley, AlAl Riley Democratic Matteson
39 Berrios, Maria AntoniaMaria Antonia Berrios Democratic Chicago
40 Mell, DebDeb Mell Democratic Chicago
41 Biggins, BobBob Biggins Republican Elmhurst
42 Pihos, Sandra M.Sandra M. Pihos Republican Glen Ellyn
43 Farnham, KeithKeith Farnham Democratic Elgin
44 Crespo, FredFred Crespo Democratic Hoffman Estates
45 Coladipietro, FrancoFranco Coladipietro Republican Bloomingdale
46 Reboletti, DennisDennis Reboletti Republican Elmhurst
47 Bellock, Patricia R.Patricia R. Bellock Republican Hinsdale
48 Connelly, MichaelMichael Connelly Republican Lisle
49 Schmitz, Timothy L.Timothy L. Schmitz Republican Batavia
50 Hatcher, KayKay Hatcher Republican Yorkville
51 Sullivan, Jr., EdEd Sullivan, Jr. Republican Mundelein
52 Beaubien, Jr., Mark H.Mark H. Beaubien, Jr. Republican Barrington Hills
53 Mathias, SidneySidney Mathias Republican Buffalo Grove
54 Bassi, SuzanneSuzanne Bassi Republican Palatine
55 Ramey, Jr., Harry R.Harry R. Ramey, Jr. Republican Carol Stream
56 Froehlich, Paul D.Paul D. Froehlich Democratic Schaumburg
57 Nekritz, ElaineElaine Nekritz Democratic Northbrook
58 May, KarenKaren May Democratic Highland Park
59 Ryg, Kathleen A.Kathleen A. Ryg Democratic Vernon Hills
60 Washington, EddieEddie Washington Democratic Waukegan
61 Osmond, JoAnn D.JoAnn D. Osmond Republican Antioch
62 Cole, SandySandy Cole Republican Grayslake
63 Franks, Jack D.Jack D. Franks Democratic Woodstock
64 Tryon, Michael W.Michael W. Tryon Republican Crystal Lake
65 Mulligan, RosemaryRosemary Mulligan Republican Des Plaines
66 Walker, Mark L.Mark L. Walker Democratic Arlington Heights
67 Jefferson, Charles E.Charles E. Jefferson Democratic Rockford
68 Winters, DaveDave Winters Republican Shirland
69 Wait, Ronald A.Ronald A. Wait Republican Belvidere
70 Pritchard, Robert W.Robert W. Pritchard Republican Sycamore
71 Boland, MikeMike Boland Democratic East Moline
72 Verschoore, Patrick J.Patrick J. Verschoore Democratic Milan
73 Leitch, David R.David R. Leitch Republican Peoria
74 Moffitt, Donald L.Donald L. Moffitt Republican Galesburg
75 Gordon, Careen M.Careen M. Gordon Democratic Coal City
76 Mautino, Frank J.Frank J. Mautino Democratic Spring Valley
77 Saviano, AngeloAngelo Saviano Republican Elmwood Park
78 Graham, Deborah L.Deborah L. Graham Democratic Chicago
79 Dugan, Lisa M.Lisa M. Dugan Democratic Bradley
80 DeLuca, AnthonyAnthony DeLuca Democratic Flossmoor
81 Kosel, ReneeRenee Kosel Republican New Lenox
82 Durkin, JimJim Durkin Republican Western Springs
83 LaVia, Linda ChapaLinda Chapa LaVia Democratic Aurora
84 Cross, TomTom Cross Republican Oswego
85 McAsey, EmilyEmily McAsey Democratic Lockport
86 McGuire, JackJack McGuire Democratic Joliet
87 Mitchell, BillBill Mitchell Republican Forsyth
88 Brady, DanDan Brady Republican Bloomington
89 Sacia, JimJim Sacia Republican Freeport
90 Mitchell, Jerry L.Jerry L. Mitchell Republican Sterling
91 Smith, Michael K.Michael K. Smith Democratic Canton
92 Gordon, JehanJehan Gordon Democratic Peoria
93 Tracy, JilJil Tracy Republican Mount Sterling
94 Myers, Richard P.Richard P. Myers Republican Colchester
95 Fortner, MikeMike Fortner Republican West Chicago
96 Senger, DarleneDarlene Senger Republican Naperville
97 Watson, JimJim Watson Republican Jacksonville
98 Hannig, BetsyBetsy Hannig Democratic Litchfield
99 Poe, RaymondRaymond Poe Republican Springfield
100 Brauer, RichRich Brauer Republican Petersburg
101 Flider, Robert F.Robert F. Flider Democratic Mount Zion
102 Stephens, RonRon Stephens Republican Greenville
103 Jakobsson, NaomiNaomi Jakobsson Democratic Urbana
104 Black, William B.William B. Black Republican Danville
105 Cultra, ShaneShane Cultra Republican Onarga
106 Sommer, Keith P.Keith P. Sommer Republican Morton
107 Cavaletto, JohnJohn Cavaletto Republican Salem
108 Reis, DavidDavid Reis Republican Olney
109 Eddy, Roger L.Roger L. Eddy Republican Hutsonville
110 Rose, ChapinChapin Rose Republican Charleston
111 Beiser, Daniel V.Daniel V. Beiser Democratic Alton
112 Hoffman, Jay C.Jay C. Hoffman Democratic Collinsville
113 Holbrook, ThomasThomas Holbrook Democratic Belleville
114 Jackson, Eddie LeeEddie Lee Jackson Democratic East St. Louis
115 Bost, MikeMike Bost Republican Murphysboro
116 Reitz, DanDan Reitz Democratic Steeleville
117 Bradley, John E.John E. Bradley Democratic Marion
118 Phelps, Brandon W.Brandon W. Phelps Democratic Norris City

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