The fourth-ranking Republican in the United States Congress will represent the major part of Crystal Lake under the reapportionment map being pushed by Illinois Democrats.
Congressman Peter Roskam, who is Chief Deputy Whip, lives in Milton Township’s Wheaton, which is now in the 6th congressional district and will also be in the new 6th congressional district.
The new district includes all of Algonquin Township and runs all the way to the street in front of our home in Lakewood.
The rest of McHenry County is in the 14th district, where both Congressman Joe Walsh and Randy Hultgren live.
Walsh’s 8th District number has been appropriated by Democrats to create a district advocated by a Schaumburg Township Democrat in the House Reapportionment Committee hearing in Elgin.
Here is the way the lines run for the nearby districts.:
McHenry County’s having a member of the U.S. House Republican Leadership representing part of it reminds me of the 1980’s, when Congressman Dennis Hastert represented Coral Township.
Hastert only two precincts, maybe three, but it provided a future entree to the corridors of power in Washington.
Left without clear homes are Randy Hultgren, present incumbent in the 14th District and Joe Walsh. Hultgren is just inside the eastern line of the district’s DuPage County line.
Walsh has had much of the Republican part of the Lake County part of his district put elsewhere. His Fox Lake district office has been put in the 10th District, which has no incumbent.
Current 10th District Congressman Robert Dold lives south of its upcoming line.