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{{Use mdy dates|date=August 2011}} The '''Illinois House of Representatives''' is the [[lower house]] of the [[Illinois General Assembly]], the [[state legislature (United States)|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 [[Term limits in the United States|limits]]. In contrast, the [[Illinois Senate]] is made of 59 senators with staggered two- or four-year terms. ==Duties== The Illinois House of Representatives meets at the [[Illinois State Capitol]] in [[Springfield, Illinois]]. 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 1½ votes each for two candidates. A change adopted in the Illinois Constitution of 1970 formalized the arrangement by which each party would run only two candidates in each district. Thus, in most districts, only four candidates were running for three seats, guaranteeing not only that there would be a single loser, but that each party would have significant representation--a minimum of one-third of the seats--in the House. The Cutback Amendment was proposed to abolish this system, and since its passage, representatives have been elected from 118 single member constituencies. This was done partly to save money, and partly because the system was so unusual (no other state had anything remotely close to it) that it was seen as an embarrassing oddity. Since the adoption of the Cutback Amendment, there have been proposals by some major political figures in Illinois to bring back multi-member districts. A task force led by former governor [[Jim Edgar]] and former federal judge [[Abner Mikva]] issued a report in 2001 calling for the revival of cumulative voting, in part because it appears that such a system increases the representation of racial minorities in elected office. The Chicago Tribune editorialized in 1995 that the multi-member districts elected with cumulative voting produced better legislators. Others have argued that the now-abandoned system provided for greater "stability" in the lower house. ==Composition of the House== {|class=wikitable style="text-align:center" |-valign=bottom ! rowspan=2 | | {{American politics/party colors/Democratic}} | | {{American politics/party colors/Republican}} | ! rowspan=2 | Total |- ! [[Illinois Democratic Party|Democratic]] ! [[Illinois Republican Party|Republican]] ! Vacant |- ! Seats |{{party shading/Democratic}}| 63 | 54 | '''118''' | 1 |- ! % of seats | {{party shading/Democratic}} | 53.4% | 45.8% | |} ===Majority=== *Speaker of the House: [[Michael Madigan]] *Majority Leader: [[Barbara Flynn Currie]] *Deputy Majority Leaders: **[[Arthur Turner (politician)|Arthur Turner]] **[[Lou Lang]] *Assistant Majority Leaders: **[[Edward Acevedo]] **[[Joseph M. Lyons]] **[[Jack McGuire]] **[[Charles E. Jefferson]] **[[Frank J. Mautino]] *Majority Conference Chair: [[Daniel J. Burke|Dan Burke]] ===Minority=== *Minority Leader: [[Tom Cross (politician)|Tom Cross]] *Deputy Minority Leaders: **[[William B. Black (Illinois politician)|William B. Black]] **[[Tim Schmitz]] *Assistant Minority Leaders: **[[Dan Brady (politician)|Dan Brady]] **[[Jim Durkin]] **[[Renee Kosel]] **[[David Leitch]] *Minority Caucus Chair: [[JoAnn D. Osmond]] ==Officers== *Clerk of the House: Mark Mahoney *Chief Doorkeeper: Lee A. Crawford *Parliamentarian: David Ellis *Assistant Clerk of the House: Bradley S. Bolin ==Members== {| class="wikitable sortable" ! District !! Representative !! Party !!Residence |- | 1 | {{sortname|Dena|Carli}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 2 | {{sortname|Edward|Acevedo}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 3 | {{sortname|Luis|Arroyo}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 4 | {{sortname|Cynthia|Soto}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 5 | {{sortname|Kenneth|Dunkin}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 6 | {{sortname|Esther|Golar}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 7 | {{sortname|Karen|Yarbrough}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Maywood, Illinois|Maywood]] |- | 8 | {{sortname|LaShawn|Ford}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 9 | {{sortname|Arthur|Turner|Arthur Turner (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 10 | {{sortname|Derrick|Smith|Derrick Smith (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 11 | {{sortname|Ann|Williams|Ann Williams (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 12 | {{sortname|Sara|Feigenholtz}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 13 | {{sortname|Greg|Harris|Greg Harris (Illinois)}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 14 | {{sortname|Kelly|Cassidy}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 15 | {{sortname|John C.|D'Amico}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 16 | {{sortname|Lou|Lang}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Skokie, Illinois|Skokie]] |- | 17 | {{sortname|Daniel|Biss}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Glenview, Cook County, Illinois|Evanston]] |- | 18 | {{sortname|Robyn|Gabel}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Evanston, Illinois|Evanston]] |- | 19 | {{sortname|Joseph M.|Lyons}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 20 | {{sortname|Michael P.|McAuliffe}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Chicago]] |- | 21 | {{sortname|Michael J.|Zalewski}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 22 | {{sortname|Michael|Madigan}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 23 | {{sortname|Daniel J.|Burke}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 24 | {{sortname|Elizabeth|Hernandez}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Cicero, Illinois|Cicero]] |- | 25 | {{sortname|Barbara Flynn|Currie}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 26 | {{sortname|Kimberly|du Buclet}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 27 | {{sortname|Monique D.|Davis}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 28 | {{sortname|Robert|Rita}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Blue Island, Illinois|Blue Island]] |- | 29 | {{sortname|David E.|Miller}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Calumet City, Illinois|Calumet City]] |- | 30 | {{sortname|William|Davis|William Davis (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Homewood, Illinois|Homewood]] |- | 31 | {{sortname|Mary E.|Flowers}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 32 | {{sortname|Andre|Thapedi}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 33 | {{sortname|Marlow H.|Colvin}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 34 | {{sortname|Constance A.|Howard}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 35 | {{sortname|William|Cunningham}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 36 | {{sortname|Kelly M.|Burke}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Evergreen Park, Illinois|Evergreen Park]] |- | 37 | {{sortname|Kevin A.|McCarthy}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Orland Park, Illinois|Orland Park]] |- | 38 | {{sortname|Al|Riley}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Matteson, Illinois|Matteson]] |- | 39 | {{sortname|Maria Antonia|Berrios}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 40 | {{sortname|Deb|Mell}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 41 | {{sortname|Chris|Nybo}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Elmhurst, Illinois|Elmhurst]] |- | 42 | {{sortname|Sandra M.|Pihos}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Glen Ellyn, Illinois|Glen Ellyn]] |- | 43 | {{sortname|Keith|Farnham}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Elgin, Illinois|Elgin]] |- | 44 | {{sortname|Fred|Crespo}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Hoffman Estates, Illinois|Hoffman Estates]] |- | 45 | {{sortname|Franco|Coladipietro}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Bloomingdale, Illinois|Bloomingdale]] |- | 46 | {{sortname|Dennis|Reboletti}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Elmhurst, Illinois|Elmhurst]] |- | 47 | {{sortname|Patricia R.|Bellock}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Hinsdale, Illinois|Hinsdale]] |- | 48 | {{sortname|Michael|Connelly|Michael Connelly (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Lisle, Illinois|Lisle]] |- | 49 | {{sortname|Timothy L.|Schmitz}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Batavia, Illinois|Batavia]] |- | 50 | {{sortname|Kay|Hatcher}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Yorkville, Illinois|Yorkville]] |- | 51 | {{sortname|Ed|Sullivan, Jr.}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Mundelein, Illinois|Mundelein]] |- | 52 | {{sortname|Kent|Gaffney}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Lake Barrington, Illinois|Lake Barrington]] |- | 53 | {{sortname|Sidney|Mathias}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Buffalo Grove, Illinois|Buffalo Grove]] |- | 54 | {{sortname|Suzanne|Bassi}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Palatine, Illinois|Palatine]] |- | 55 | {{sortname|Harry R.|Ramey, Jr.}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Carol Stream, Illinois|Carol Stream]] |- | 56 | {{sortname|Michelle|Mussman}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Schaumburg, Illinois|Schaumburg]] |- | 57 | {{sortname|Elaine|Nekritz}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Northbrook, Illinois|Northbrook]] |- | 58 | {{sortname|Karen|May}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Highland Park, Illinois|Highland Park]] |- | 59 | {{sortname|Carol|Sente}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Vernon Hills, Illinois|Vernon Hills]] |- | 60 | {{sortname|Rita|Mayfield}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Waukegan, Illinois|Waukegan]] |- | 61 | {{sortname|JoAnn D.|Osmond}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Antioch, Illinois|Antioch]] |- | 62 | {{sortname|Sandy|Cole}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Grayslake, Illinois|Grayslake]] |- | 63 | {{sortname|Jack D.|Franks}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Woodstock, Illinois|Woodstock]] |- | 64 | {{sortname|Michael W.|Tryon}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Crystal Lake, Illinois|Crystal Lake]] |- | 65 | {{sortname|Rosemary|Mulligan}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Des Plaines, Illinois|Des Plaines]] |- | 66 | {{sortname|Mark L.|Walker}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Arlington Heights, Illinois|Arlington Heights]] |- | 67 | {{sortname|Charles E.|Jefferson}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Rockford, Illinois|Rockford]] |- | 68 | {{sortname|Dave|Winters}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Shirland, Illinois|Shirland]] |- | 69 | {{sortname|Ronald A.|Wait}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Belvidere, Illinois|Belvidere]] |- | 70 | {{sortname|Robert W.|Pritchard}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Sycamore, Illinois|Sycamore]] |- | 71 | {{sortname|Mike|Boland|Mike Boland (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[East Moline, Illinois|East Moline]] |- | 72 | {{sortname|Patrick J.|Verschoore}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Milan, Illinois|Milan]] |- | 73 | {{sortname|David R.|Leitch}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Peoria, Illinois|Peoria]] |- | 74 | {{sortname|Donald L.|Moffitt}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Galesburg, Illinois|Galesburg]] |- | 75 | {{sortname|Pam|Roth|Pam Roth}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Morris, Illinois|Morris]] |- | 76 | {{sortname|Frank J.|Mautino}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Spring Valley, Illinois|Spring Valley]] |- | 77 | {{sortname|Angelo|Saviano}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Elmwood Park, Illinois|Elmwood Park]] |- | 78 | {{sortname|Camille Y.|Lilly}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Chicago]] |- | 79 | {{sortname|Lisa M.|Dugan}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Bradley, Illinois|Bradley]] |- | 80 | {{sortname|Anthony|DeLuca|Anthony DeLuca (Illinois politician)}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Flossmoor, Illinois|Flossmoor]] |- | 81 | {{sortname|Renee|Kosel}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[New Lenox, Illinois|New Lenox]] |- | 82 | {{sortname|Jim|Durkin}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Western Springs, Illinois|Western Springs]] |- | 83 | {{sortname|Linda Chapa|LaVia}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Aurora, Illinois|Aurora]] |- | 84 | {{sortname|Tom|Cross|Tom Cross (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Oswego, Illinois|Oswego]] |- | 85 | {{sortname|Emily|McAsey}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Lockport, Illinois|Lockport]] |- | 86 | {{sortname|Jack|McGuire}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Joliet, Illinois|Joliet]] |- | 87 | {{sortname|Bill|Mitchell|Bill Mitchell (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Forsyth, Illinois|Forsyth]] |- | 88 | {{sortname|Dan|Brady|Dan Brady (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Bloomington, Illinois|Bloomington]] |- | 89 | {{sortname|Jim|Sacia}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Freeport, Illinois|Freeport]] |- | 90 | {{sortname|Jerry L.|Mitchell}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Sterling, Illinois|Sterling]] |- | 91 | {{sortname|Michael K.|Smith|Michael K. Smith (Illinois politician)}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Canton, Illinois|Canton]] |- | 92 | {{sortname|Jehan|Gordon}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Peoria, Illinois|Peoria]] |- | 93 | {{sortname|Jil|Tracy}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Mount Sterling, Illinois|Mount Sterling]] |- | 94 | {{sortname|Richard P.|Myers}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Colchester, Illinois|Colchester]] |- | 95 | {{sortname|Mike|Fortner}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[West Chicago, Illinois|West Chicago]] |- | 96 | {{sortname|Darlene|Senger}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Naperville, Illinois|Naperville]] |- | 97 | {{sortname|Jim|Watson|Jim Watson (Illinois politician)}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Jacksonville, Illinois|Jacksonville]] |- | 98 | {{sortname|Wayne|Rosenthal}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Morrisonville, Illinois|Morrisonville]] |- | 99 | {{sortname|Raymond|Poe}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Springfield, Illinois|Springfield]] |- | 100 | {{sortname|Rich|Brauer}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Petersburg, Illinois|Petersburg]] |- | 101 | {{sortname|Robert F.|Flider}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Mount Zion, Illinois|Mount Zion]] |- | 102 | {{sortname|Paul|Evans|Paul Evans (politician)}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[O'Fallon, Illinois|O'Fallon]] |- | 103 | {{sortname|Naomi|Jakobsson}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Urbana, Illinois|Urbana]] |- | 104 | {{sortname|Chad|Hays|}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Catlin, Illinois|Catlin]] |- | 105 | {{sortname|Jason|Barickman}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Champaign, Illinois|Champaign]] |- | 106 | {{sortname|Keith P.|Sommer}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Morton, Illinois|Morton]] |- | 107 | {{sortname|John|Cavaletto}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Salem, Illinois|Salem]] |- | 108 | {{sortname|David|Reis}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Olney, Illinois|Olney]] |- | 109 | {{sortname|Roger L.|Eddy}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Hutsonville, Illinois|Hutsonville]] |- | 110 | {{sortname|Chapin|Rose}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Mahomet, Illinois|Mahomet]] |- | 111 | {{sortname|Daniel V.|Beiser}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Alton, Illinois|Alton]] |- | 112 | {{sortname|Dwight|Kay}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Edwardsville, Illinois|Edwardsville]] |- | 113 | Vacant |- | 114 | {{sortname|Eddie Lee|Jackson}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[East St. Louis, Illinois|East St. Louis]] |- | 115 | {{sortname|Mike|Bost}} | {{Party shading/Republican}} | Republican | [[Murphysboro, Illinois|Murphysboro]] |- | 116 | {{sortname|Jerry|Costello II}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Smithton, Illinois|Smithton]] |- | 117 | {{sortname|John E.|Bradley}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Marion, Illinois|Marion]] |- | 118 | {{sortname|Brandon W.|Phelps}} | {{Party shading/Democratic}} | Democratic | [[Norris City, Illinois|Norris City]] |} ==External links== *[http://www.ilga.gov/house/ Illinois General Assembly - House] ''official government website'' *[http://www.ilhousegop.org/ Illinois House Republicans] ''official party website'' *[http://www.housedem.state.il.us/ Illinois House Democrats] ''official party website'' *[http://votesmart.org/official_state_legislator.php?type=office&state_id=IL&criteria=lower Illinois State House of Representatives] at [[Project Vote Smart]] {{Illinois House of Representatives}} {{USLegislatures}} {{coord missing|Illinois}} {{DEFAULTSORT:Illinois House Of Representatives}}