U.S. Senate delegation from Illinois
|Name:||Party:||Position:||Assumed Office:||Term Ends:||Next Election:||Official Website:||Predecessor:|
|Dick Durbin||U.S. Senate, Illinois||1997||January 3, 2015||November 4, 2014||Link||Paul M. Simon (D)|
|Mark Kirk||U.S. Senate, Illinois||2011||January 3, 2017||November 2016||Link||Roland W. Burris (D)|
Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.
On November 4, 2008, Durbin won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Steve Sauerberg (R), Kathy Cummings (G), Larry A. Stafford (L), Chad N. Koppie (I) and Patricia Elaine Beard (I) in the general election.
|U.S. Senate, Illinois General Election, 2002|
|Democratic||Dick Durbin incumbent||60.3%||2,103,766|
On November 5, 1996, Dick Durbin won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Al Salvi (R), Steven H. Perry (Reform), Robin J. Miller (L), Chad Koppie (U.S. Taxpayers) and James E. Davis (Natural Law) in the general election.
Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.
On November 2, 2010, Kirk won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias (D), LeAlan M. Jones (G), Mike Labno (L), Robert L. "Bob" Zadek (I), Will Boyd (I), Corey Dabney (I), Susanne Atanus (I), Shon-Tiyon "Santiago" Horton (I), Avner Nager (I), Stan Jagla (I), Darren Raichart (I), and Lowell M. Seida (I) in the general election.
On November 3, 1998, Peter G. Fitzgerald won election to the United States Senate. he defeated Carol Moseley-Braun (D), Don A. Torgersen (Reform) and Raymond W. Stalker (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.
|Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Illinois|
|Class 2 Senators from Illinois|
|Jesse B. Thomas||Republican||1818-1829|
|David J. Baker||Democratic||1830-1830|
|John M. Robinson||Democratic||1830-1841|
|Stephen A. Douglas||Democratic||1847-1861|
|Orville H. Browning||Republican||1861-1863|
|William A. Richardson||Democratic||1863-1865|
|John A. Logan||Republican||1871-1877|
|Shelby M. Cullom||Republican||1883-1913|
|James Hamilton Lewis||Democratic||1913-1919|
|J. Medill McCormick||Republican||1919-1925|
|Charles S. Deneen||Republican||1925-1931|
|James Hamilton Lewis||Democratic||1931-1939|
|James M. Slattery||Democratic||1939-1940|
|C. Wayland Brooks||Republican||1940-1949|
|Paul H. Douglas||Democratic||1949-1967|
|Charles H. Percy||Republican||1967-1985|
|Paul M. Simon||Democratic||1985-1997|