The Illinois State Senate is made up of 59 legislators, in single-member districts that serve alternating terms of two or four years so that all districts are remapped every ten years and all are reelected at once in a ten year-cycle. Thus, terms can fall in a 2-4-4, 4-2-4 or 4-4-2 yearly pattern, depending on the district. Each Senate District has two Illinois House districts within its borders.
There are currently 39 Democrats and 20 Republicans, giving Democrats a voting supermajority in the chamber.
Chicago Members of the Illinois Senate
The following senators' districts either fall entirely within Chicago city limits or include some portion in their districts.
|1||Antonio Munoz||Democratic||Asst. Majority Leader|
|3||Mattie Hunter||Democratic||Majority Caucus Whip|
|4||Kimberly Lightford||Democratic||Asst. Majority Leader|
|5||Patricia Van Pelt Watkins||Democratic|
|6||John Cullerton||Democratic||- President of the Senate|
|8||Ira Silverstein||Democratic||Majority Caucus Chair|
|14||Emil Jones, III||Democratic|
|15||Napoleon Harris, III||Democratic|
|17||Donne Trotter||Democratic||Asst. Majority Leader|
|20||Iris Martinez||Democratic||Majority Caucus Whip|
|39||Don Harmon||Democratic||- President Pro Tempore|