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Illinois Senate 100th General Assembly Inaugural
Illinois Senate 100th General Assembly Inaugural
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: Reboot Illinois
Illinois senator under fire over attack against his opponent
Illinois senator under fire over attack against his opponent
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: Business Insider
Illinois Senate GOP Leader Resigns
Illinois Senate GOP Leader Resigns
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: CBS Chicago
Illinois State Sen. Andy Manar doesn
Illinois State Sen. Andy Manar doesn't understand the Senate rules
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Illinois Policy
2004 Obama Keyes Debate Illinois Senate race
2004 Obama Keyes Debate Illinois Senate race
Published: 2013/03/08
Channel: kansaspolitics
Sen Phil Rock on his tenure as Illinois Senate President
Sen Phil Rock on his tenure as Illinois Senate President
Published: 2012/03/15
Channel: IllinoisChannelTV
C-SPAN: Barack Obama Speech at 2004 DNC Convention
C-SPAN: Barack Obama Speech at 2004 DNC Convention
Published: 2008/08/18
Channel: C-SPAN
Gov. Blagojevich Statement to Illinois Senate Tribunal
Gov. Blagojevich Statement to Illinois Senate Tribunal
Published: 2009/01/29
Channel: C-SPAN
Illinois Senate Debate: Mark Kirk (R) v Tammy Duckworth (D)
Illinois Senate Debate: Mark Kirk (R) v Tammy Duckworth (D)
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: IllinoisChannelTV
Ram Villivalam, Illinois Senate 8th district Democratic primary candidate | Chicago.SunTimes.com
Ram Villivalam, Illinois Senate 8th district Democratic primary candidate | Chicago.SunTimes.com
Published: 2018/02/13
Channel: Chicago Sun-Times
Barack Obama - 1998 UIS Interview
Barack Obama - 1998 UIS Interview
Published: 2013/08/27
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Closing remarks, Illinois Senate, 5-31-2016
Closing remarks, Illinois Senate, 5-31-2016
Published: 2016/06/04
Channel: Reboot Illinois
Illinois Senate Democrats pass $5.4 billion tax hike
Illinois Senate Democrats pass $5.4 billion tax hike
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Illinois Policy
Audio: Obama argues against Born Alive legislation in IL state senate
Audio: Obama argues against Born Alive legislation in IL state senate
Published: 2008/10/30
Channel: Jill Stanek
Illinois Senate Debate on SB-9, to Raise $5.4 Billion in New Revenue
Illinois Senate Debate on SB-9, to Raise $5.4 Billion in New Revenue
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: IllinoisChannelTV
Senate race in Illinois could be close
Senate race in Illinois could be close
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: Fox News
Ira Silverstein, Illinois Senate 8th district Democratic primary candidate | Chicago.SunTimes.com
Ira Silverstein, Illinois Senate 8th district Democratic primary candidate | Chicago.SunTimes.com
Published: 2018/02/13
Channel: Chicago Sun-Times
Illinois Senate Executive Committee Hearing: Constitutional Amendments
Illinois Senate Executive Committee Hearing: Constitutional Amendments
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Reboot Illinois
Illinois Senate Votes To Have Sex Harassment Complaints Investigated
Illinois Senate Votes To Have Sex Harassment Complaints Investigated
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: CBS Chicago
CNN anchor confronts Holocaust denier running for Congress
CNN anchor confronts Holocaust denier running for Congress
Published: 2018/02/08
Channel: CNN
Illinois Senate Democrats discuss marriage equality
Illinois Senate Democrats discuss marriage equality
Published: 2013/02/15
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Education formula reform passes in the Illinois State Senate
Education formula reform passes in the Illinois State Senate
Published: 2017/05/19
Channel: ILSenDems
Illinois Senate Democrat budget negotiators urge calm
Illinois Senate Democrat budget negotiators urge calm
Published: 2017/07/03
Channel: ILSenDems
Senate Republican reaction on Illinois budget deal
Senate Republican reaction on Illinois budget deal
Published: 2017/03/02
Channel: Reboot Illinois
Vote Don Wilson for Illinois Senate
Vote Don Wilson for Illinois Senate
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: Donald Wilson
Joe Sonnefeldt, Il Senate 27th district Democratic primary candidate
Joe Sonnefeldt, Il Senate 27th district Democratic primary candidate
Published: 2018/02/13
Channel: Chicago Sun-Times
Politics: The Illinois Senate Race - nytimes.com/video
Politics: The Illinois Senate Race - nytimes.com/video
Published: 2010/10/29
Channel: The New York Times
Illinois 8th State Senate District Candidate Forum 2-11-2018
Illinois 8th State Senate District Candidate Forum 2-11-2018
Published: 2018/02/14
Channel: Hard Lens Media
Priorities | Mark Kirk For Senate | Illinois
Priorities | Mark Kirk For Senate | Illinois
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: Mark Kirk
Illinois Senate Labels Neo-Nazi Groups as Terrorists
Illinois Senate Labels Neo-Nazi Groups as Terrorists
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: United News International
The Illinois Senate Democrats reflect on the meaning of Veterans Day
The Illinois Senate Democrats reflect on the meaning of Veterans Day
Published: 2017/11/09
Channel: ILSenDems
2013 Presidential Inauguration/Illinois Senate Ball/The Bar-Kays
2013 Presidential Inauguration/Illinois Senate Ball/The Bar-Kays
Published: 2013/01/24
Channel: arpower1
Illinois State Sen. Dale Righter on Senate Bill 1, the education funding bill
Illinois State Sen. Dale Righter on Senate Bill 1, the education funding bill
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Illinois Policy
Illinois Senate Bill 600
Illinois Senate Bill 600
Published: 2009/03/18
Channel: Michael Brown
Jaqueline Rodriguez, HCII Vice-President, Endorses Omar Aquino for Illinois Senate 2nd District
Jaqueline Rodriguez, HCII Vice-President, Endorses Omar Aquino for Illinois Senate 2nd District
Published: 2016/02/16
Channel: SEIU Healthcare Illinois, IN, MO, KS
Illinois Senate Republicans Say "No More" to Domestic Violence
Illinois Senate Republicans Say "No More" to Domestic Violence
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: TheILSenateGOP
Vote Mel Thillens, Illinois State Senate, 28th District
Vote Mel Thillens, Illinois State Senate, 28th District
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: LibertyPrinciplesPAC
Our Ad - Illinois Senate
Our Ad - Illinois Senate
Published: 2010/10/20
Channel: MoveOn
Illinois Senate Candidate Christopher Hicks (R) on Why He
Illinois Senate Candidate Christopher Hicks (R) on Why He's Running
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: IllinoisChannelTV
Illinois Senate Passes A Tax Increase. How Much Was It?
Illinois Senate Passes A Tax Increase. How Much Was It?
Published: 2017/05/24
Channel: FM NewsTalk 97.1 - Fox News Radio - St. Louis, MO
Emil Jones, Jr., Senate President, Illinois State Senate
Emil Jones, Jr., Senate President, Illinois State Senate
Published: 2013/12/23
Channel: City Club of Chicago
Illinois Senate Nixes Governor Rauner
Illinois Senate Nixes Governor Rauner's Vetoes Of Budget Plan
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Wochit Politics
Kelly Mazeski, Illinois Senate 26th District candidate
Kelly Mazeski, Illinois Senate 26th District candidate
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Chicago Sun-Times
Dan McConchie, Illinois Senate 26th District Republican primary candidate
Dan McConchie, Illinois Senate 26th District Republican primary candidate
Published: 2016/02/12
Channel: Chicago Sun-Times
Cristina Castro, Illinois Senate 22nd district Democratic primary candidate
Cristina Castro, Illinois Senate 22nd district Democratic primary candidate
Published: 2016/02/08
Channel: Chicago Sun-Times
Vote Don Wilson for Illinois State Senate seat, 30th district
Vote Don Wilson for Illinois State Senate seat, 30th district
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Donald Wilson
IL Senate Public Health Committee Hearing - Zika Virus
IL Senate Public Health Committee Hearing - Zika Virus
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: IllinoisDPH
Illinois Senate Bill 1 (education funding reform) press conference
Illinois Senate Bill 1 (education funding reform) press conference
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: Matthew Dietrich
Dan McConchie, Illinois Senate 26th District candidate
Dan McConchie, Illinois Senate 26th District candidate
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Chicago Sun-Times
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Season's Geetings from the Illinois Senate Democrats
Published: 2017/12/19
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Illinois Senate
Illinois General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 11, 2017
Leadership
John Cullerton (D)
Since Jan 14, 2009
Majority Leader
James Clayborne (D)
Since Nov 20, 2008
Minority Leader
Bill Brady (R)
Since July 1, 2017
Structure
Seats 59
Layout of Illinois
Political groups

Majority

Minority

Length of term
4 years (with one two-year term each decade)
Authority Illinois Constitution Article IV
Salary $67,874/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
Next election
November 6, 2018
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
Illinois State Senate.jpg
State Senate Chamber
Illinois State Capitol
Springfield, Illinois
Website
Illinois State Senate

The Illinois Senate is the upper chamber of the Illinois General Assembly, the legislative branch of the government of the state of Illinois in the United States. The body was created by the first state constitution adopted in 1818. The Illinois Senate is made up of 59 senators elected from individual legislative districts determined by population; redistricted every 10 years, based on the 2010 U.S. census each senator represents approximately 217,468 people.[1] Under the Illinois Constitution of 1970, senators are divided into three groups, each group having a two-year term at a different part of the decade between censuses, with the rest of the decade being taken up by two four-year terms.[2] Depending on the election year, roughly one-third, two-thirds, or all Senate seats may be contested. In contrast, the Illinois House of Representatives is made up of 118 members with its entire membership elected to two-year terms. House districts are formed by dividing each Senate district in half,[3] with each senator having two "associated" representatives.

The Illinois Senate convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Its first official working day is the second Wednesday of January each year. Its primary duties are to pass bills into law, approve the state budget, confirm appointments to state departments and agencies, act on federal constitutional amendments and propose constitutional amendments for Illinois. It also has the power to override gubernatorial vetoes through a three-fifths majority vote. The Illinois Senate tries impeachments made by the House of Representatives, and can convict impeached officers by a two-thirds vote.

Voting in the Illinois Senate is done by members pushing one of three buttons. Unlike most states, the Illinois Senate allows members to vote yes, no, or present. It takes 30 affirmative votes to pass legislation during final action.[4][5] The number of negative votes does not matter. Therefore, voting present has the same effect on the tally as voting no.

In 2016, the Senate Democrats lost their supermajority.[6]

Party summary[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 39 20 58 0
Begin 37 22 59 0
Latest voting share 62.7% 37.3%

Leadership[edit]

Majority[edit]

Minority[edit]

Officers[edit]

  • Secretary of the Senate: Tim Anderson
  • Assistant Secretary of the Senate: Scott Kaiser
  • Sergeant-at-Arms: Joe Dominguez
  • Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms: Dirk R. Eilers

Members[edit]

In 1924, Florence Fifer Bohrer became the body's first female member and Adelbert H. Roberts became its first African American member.[7][8] In 1977, Earlean Collins became the first African American woman to serve in the Illinois Senate.[9] Barack Obama served in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.[10]

District Senator Party Residence Assumed
Office
Next
Election
1 Munoz, AntonioAntonio Munoz Democratic Chicago 1999 2020
2 Aquino, OmarOmar Aquino Democratic Chicago 2016 Ɨ 2018
3 Hunter, MattieMattie Hunter Democratic Chicago 2003 2018
4 Lightford, Kimberly A.Kimberly A. Lightford Democratic Chicago 1998 Ɨ 2020
5 Van Pelt, PatriciaPatricia Van Pelt Democratic Chicago 2013 2018
6 Cullerton, JohnJohn Cullerton Democratic Chicago 1991 Ɨ 2018
7 Steans, HeatherHeather Steans Democratic Chicago 2008 Ɨ 2020
8 Silverstein, IraIra Silverstein Democratic Chicago 1999 2018
9 Biss, DanielDaniel Biss Democratic Evanston 2013 2018
10 Mulroe, John G.John G. Mulroe Democratic Chicago 2010 Ɨ 2020
11 Sandoval, MartinMartin Sandoval Democratic Chicago 2003 2018
12 Landek, StevenSteven Landek Democratic Bridgeview 2011 Ɨ 2018
13 Raoul, KwameKwame Raoul Democratic Chicago 2004 Ɨ 2020
14 Jones III, EmilEmil Jones III Democratic Chicago 2009 2018
15 Harris, NapoleonNapoleon Harris Democratic Harvey 2013 2018
16 Collins, Jacqueline Y.Jacqueline Y. Collins Democratic Chicago 2003 2020
17 Sims, ElgieElgie Sims Democratic Chicago 2018 Ɨ 2018
18 Cunningham, WilliamWilliam Cunningham Democratic Chicago 2013 2018
19 Hastings, MichaelMichael Hastings Democratic Tinley Park 2013 2020
20 Martinez, IrisIris Martinez Democratic Chicago 2003 2018
21 Connelly, MichaelMichael Connelly Republican Lisle 2013 2018
22 Castro, CristinaCristina Castro Democratic Elgin 2017 2020
23 Cullerton, TomTom Cullerton Democratic Villa Park 2013 2018
24 Nybo, ChrisChris Nybo Republican Elmhurst 2014 Ɨ 2018
25 Oberweis, JimJim Oberweis Republican Sugar Grove 2013 2020
26 McConchie, DanDan McConchie Republican Hawthorn Woods 2016 Ɨ 2018
27 Rooney, TomTom Rooney Republican Rolling Meadows 2016 Ɨ 2018
28 Murphy, LauraLaura Murphy Democratic Des Plaines 2015 Ɨ 2020
29 Morrison, JulieJulie Morrison Democratic Deerfield 2013 2018
30 Link, TerryTerry Link Democratic Waukegan 1997 2018
31 Bush, MelindaMelinda Bush Democratic Grayslake 2013 2020
32 Althoff, PamelaPamela Althoff Republican McHenry 2003 Ɨ 2018
33 McConnaughay, KarenKaren McConnaughay Republican St. Charles 2013 2018
34 Stadelman, SteveSteve Stadelman Democratic Rockford 2013 2020
35 Syverson, DaveDave Syverson Republican Rockford 1993 2018
36 Anderson, NeilNeil Anderson Republican Rock Island 2015 2018
37 Weaver, ChuckChuck Weaver Republican Peoria 2015 Ɨ 2020
38 Rezin, SueSue Rezin Republican Morris 2010 Ɨ 2018
39 Harmon, DonDon Harmon Democratic Oak Park 2003 2018
40 Hutchinson, ToiToi Hutchinson Democratic Olympia Fields 2009 Ɨ 2020
41 Curran, JohnJohn Curran Republican Woodridge 2017 Ɨ 2018
42 Holmes, LindaLinda Holmes Democratic Aurora 2007 2018
43 McGuire, PatPat McGuire Democratic Joliet 2012 Ɨ 2020
44 Brady, BillBill Brady Republican Bloomington 2002 Ɨ 2018
45 Bivins, TimTim Bivins Republican Dixon 2008 Ɨ 2018
46 Koehler, DavidDavid Koehler Democratic Peoria 2006 2020
47 Tracy, JilJil Tracy Republican Mount Sterling 2017 2018
48 Manar, AndyAndy Manar Democratic Bunker Hill 2013 2018
49 Bertino-Tarrant, JenniferJennifer Bertino-Tarrant Democratic Shorewood 2013 2020
50 McCann, SamSam McCann Republican Carlinville 2011 2018
51 Rose, ChapinChapin Rose Republican Mahomet 2013 2018
52 Bennett, Scott M.Scott M. Bennett Democratic Champaign 2015 Ɨ 2020
53 Barickman, JasonJason Barickman Republican Bloomington 2013 2018
54 McCarter, KyleKyle McCarter Republican Lebanon 2009 Ɨ 2018
55 Righter, DaleDale Righter Republican Mattoon 2003 2020
56 Haine, William R.William R. Haine Democratic Alton 2002 Ɨ 2018
57 Clayborne, Jr., JamesJames Clayborne, Jr. Democratic Belleville 1995 Ɨ 2018
58 Schimpf, PaulPaul Schimpf Republican Waterloo 2017 2020
59 Fowler, DaleDale Fowler Republican Harrisburg 2017 2018

Ɨ Appointed before elected

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121007180439/http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/apport2010_table4.pdf
  2. ^ Illinois Constitution Article IV, Section 2(a) http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/con4.htm
  3. ^ Illinois Constitution Article IV, Section 2(b) http://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/con4.htm
  4. ^ Gonzales, Nathan (13 February 2007). "The Ever-'Present' Obama". The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Burnett, Sara (14 February 2013). "Illinois Senate votes to legalize gay marriage". Associated Press. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Press, Ivan Moreno, The Associated. "GOP breaks Democrats' supermajority in Illinois House". The State Journal. Retrieved 2018-01-15. 
  7. ^ Thomas, Whitney Freund (April 1998). "Florence Fifer Bohrer: A Woman Before Her Time". Illinois History: A Magazine for Young People. 51 (3): 59–60. 
  8. ^ Gherardini, Caroline, ed. (February 1984). "Honors". Illinois Issues. Vol. 9 no. 2. Springfield, Illinois: Sangamon State University. p. 41. ISSN 0738-9663. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ Musser, Ashley; Dutton, Julie (February 11, 2016). "Illinois Women in Congress and General Assembly" (PDF). Springfield, Illinois: Illinois Legislative Research Unit. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Illinois General Assembly - Senator Biography". www.ilga.gov. Retrieved 2017-10-02. 

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