The 2nd Congressional District
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.
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.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, General Election, 2010
||Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. Incumbent
|| Isaac C. Hayes
|| Anthony W. Williams
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.