Illinois

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Senators

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Richard Durbin Democrat 17 years in office

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Mark Kirk Republican 4 years in office


Representatives

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1st District Bobby Rush MyOC Group Democrat 21 years in office

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2nd District Robin Kelly MyOC Group Democrat 1 year in office

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3rd District Daniel Lipinski MyOC Group Democrat 9 years in office

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4th District Luis GutiƩrrez MyOC Group Democrat 21 years in office

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5th District Mike Quigley MyOC Group Democrat 5 years in office

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6th District Peter Roskam MyOC Group Republican 7 years in office

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7th District Danny Davis MyOC Group Democrat 17 years in office

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8th District Tammy Duckworth MyOC Group Democrat 1 year in office

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9th District Janice Schakowsky MyOC Group Democrat 15 years in office

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10th District Bradley Schneider MyOC Group Democrat 1 year in office

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11th District Bill Foster MyOC Group Democrat 6 years in office

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12th District William Enyart MyOC Group Democrat 1 year in office

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13th District Rodney Davis MyOC Group Republican 1 year in office

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14th District Randy Hultgren MyOC Group Republican 3 years in office

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15th District John Shimkus MyOC Group Republican 17 years in office

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16th District Adam Kinzinger MyOC Group Republican 3 years in office

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17th District Cheri Bustos MyOC Group Democrat 1 year in office

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18th District Aaron Schock MyOC Group Republican 5 years in office

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States. It is the 5th most populous and 25th most extensive state, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base and is a major transportation hub. The Port of Chicago connects the state to other global ports from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean; as well as the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois River. For decades, O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics. Although today the state's largest population center is around Chicago in the northern part of the state, the state's European population grew first in the west, with French Canadians who settled along the Mississippi River. After the American Revolutionary War established the United States, American settlers began arriving from Kentucky in the 1810s via the Ohio River, and the population grew from south to north. In 1818, Illinois achieved statehood. After construction of the Erie Canal increased traffic and trade through the Great Lakes, Chicago was founded in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River, at one of the few natural harbors on southern Lake Michigan. John Deere's invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois' rich prairie into some of the world's most productive and valuable farmlands, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden. Railroads carried immigrants to new homes, as well as being used to ship their commodity crops out to markets. (More from Freebase)

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