Illinois' 14th congressional district


Illinois' 14th congressional district

Infobox U.S. congressional district
state = Illinois
district number = 14



image width = 300px
image caption = The 14th congressional district of Illinois
representative = Bill Foster
party = Democratic
english area =
metric area =
percent urban =
percent rural =
population = 653,647
population year = 2000
median income = 56,314
percent white = 73.4
percent black = 4.7
percent native american = 0.3
percent asian = 1.8
percent hispanic = 18.5
percent other race = 1.9
percent blue collar =
percent white collar =
percent gray collar =
cpvi = R + 5

The 14th congressional district of Illinois covers a part of northern Illinois, including the cities of Aurora, Elgin, DeKalb, and Dixon, and parts of Henry, Whiteside, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, DuPage and Bureau counties. It is represented by Democrat Bill Foster.

Cities in the District

Algonquin* - Amboy – Annawan – Ashton – Atkinson – Aurora* – Bartlett* – Batavia – Big Rock – Binghampton – Bristol – Burlington – Cambridge – Carpentersville – Central – Compton – Cortland – Deer Grove – DeKalb – Dixon – Dundee – East Dundee - Elburn – Eldena – Elgin – Elva – Fox – Franklin Grove – Gap Grove – Geneseo – Geneva – Gilberts – Hampshire – Harmon – Helmar – Hinckley – Hooppole – Huntley – Joliet* - Kaneville – LaFox – Lee – Lee Center – Lily Lake – Lisbon - Little Rock – Maple Park – Maytown – McGirr – Millbrook – Millington – Minooka – Montgomery – Mooseheart – Nachusa – Nelson – Newark – New Bedford – Normandy – North Aurora – Orion – Osco – Oswego – Paw Paw – Pingree Grove – Plano – Plato Center – Plattville – Portland – Prairieville – Prophetstown – Rock Falls – Rollo – Sandwich – Scarboro – Shabbona – Shabbona Grove – Shaw – Sleepy Hollow – Somonauk – South Elgin – Spring Hill – St. Charles – Starks – Steward – Sublette – Sugar Grove – Sunny Hill – Sycamore – Tampico – Udine – Ulah – Valley View – Virgil – Walton – Warrenville – Wasco – Waterman – Wayne – West Brooklyn – West Chicago – West Dundee – Wheaton* - Winfield* - Yorktown – Yorkville

*Towns marked with an asterisk are not entirely contained in the 14th District.

Representation

The district was represented by Republican Dennis Hastert, who was the longest serving Republican Speaker of the House in U.S. history. The previous holder of this GOP record, Joseph Gurney Cannon represented the district in his early career from 1873-1883 (although he wasn't Speaker until he represented the 18th district).

A special election was held on March 8, 2008. Democrat Bill Foster defeated Republican Jim Oberweis by 52.5% to 47.5%.

Historical maps of boundaries

ee also

*Illinois's 14th congressional district special election, 2008

External links

* [http://projects.washingtonpost.com/elections/keyraces/census/il/district-14/ "Washington Post" page on the 14th District of Illinois]
* [http://fastfacts.census.gov/servlet/CWSFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=50000US1714&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US17%7C50000US1713&_street=&_county=&_cd=50000US1714&_cityTown=&_state=04000US17&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=500&_content=&_keyword=&_industry= U.S. Census Bureau - 14th District Fact Sheet]


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