About Illinois' 13th Legislative District

 

The thirteenth legislative district of Illinois is one of the most diverse and interesting districts. The majority of the district lies within 1 mile of Lake Michigan, and the district spans from the Gold Coast in the north to the Indiana border and the East Side to the South.

 

Neighborhoods

The district includes parts of all the following neighborhoods and community areas, from south to north: South Deering; the East Side; Calumet Heights; South Chicago; Windsor Park; South Shore; Woodlawn; Hyde Park; Kenwood; Bronzeville; Oakland; New East Side; Streeterville; and the Gold Coast. Within this district are many historic parks, landmarks, and places of interest, including: Washington Park; Jackson Park; Vet's Park;  Douglas Park; Grant and Millennium Parks; Navy Pier; and the Museum Campus.

Challenges

The 13th district contains so much racial, economic, and geographical diversity. This means that your senator must be creative and well-rounded, because one size does not fit all - what works for the Gold Coast may not work for the East Side, and what works for Hyde Park might not work for Streeterville or South Shore.

But what is important to remember is that achieving economic and public safety for the entire district is not a zero-sum game.

Please visit our "Issues" page for more information on specific issues.

Legislative Districts (Senate districts) in Illinois are each split into two Representative Districts (House districts). The Thirteenth Legislative District includes Representative Districts 25 & 26.

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