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Illinois' 2nd Congressional District

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The 2nd Congressional District of Illinois is a congressional district based in Cook and Will counties. The district includes the south suburbs of Chicago, extending slightly into Will County, and also includes the city's far southeast side; it covers 184.64 square miles, making it one of the smallest districts in the country and the seventh smallest in Illinois.

The current representative of the 2nd congressional district is Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D).



See also: Illinois' 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 2nd congressional district of Illinois held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr. won re-election in the district.[1]

U.S. House, Illinois District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse Jackson Jr. Incumbent 63.3% 188,303
     Republican Brian Woodworth 23.2% 69,115
     Independent Marcus Lewis 13.5% 40,006
Total Votes 297,424
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"


On November 2, 2010, Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Isaac C. Hayes (R) and Anthony W. Williams (G) in the general election.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJesse L. Jackson, Jr. Incumbent 80.5% 150,666
     Republican Isaac C. Hayes 13.8% 25,883
     Green Anthony W. Williams 5.6% 10,564
Total Votes 187,113



This is the 2nd congressional district of Illinois after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Illinois

In 2011, the Illinois State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

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