Republican Lose Congressional Remap Case, McHenry County to Lose First Resident Congressman

The Democrats' map that was upheld today.

So, for McHenry County that means Congressman Randy Hultgren will represent all but Algonquin Township and Congressman Peter Roskam will represent that 100,000-person southeastern corner of the County.

That’s pending some spectacular campaign by a Democrat in overwhelmingly Republican districts.

It also means that the only resident congressman that McHenry County has ever had won’t be representing the County after January, 2013.

Joe Walsh is his name, of course, and he has decided to run for re-election in the 8th Congressional District, none of which is in McHenry County.

Going on 20-year Congressman Don Manzullo has been banished to a ring around Chicago district that runs from the Wisconsin border in Winnebago and Boone Counties to the Indiana border in Iroquois County south of Kankakee.

Read the opinion here.

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