“Other than being a husband and a father, serving the Illinois’ Tenth District has been the greatest responsibility and highest honor of my life.”
The Tenth Congressional District is located in the northern suburbs of Chicago including parts of Cook and Lake counties. The district spans from Des Plaines, Glenview and Northbrook in the South, all the way north to the Wisconsin border; from Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest and Waukegan along Lake Michigan, west to Buffalo Grove, Libertyville, Grayslake and the Round Lake communities.
The district contains extraordinary economic, environmental, religious, and ethnic diversity and encompasses residential communities, vibrant commercial areas, and both older and newer suburbs. Our 709,209 residents reflect the full mosaic of America, with 22 percent Hispanic, 9 percent Asian, and 6 percent African American population (According to 2012 U.S. Census Data available at www.census.gov/mycd). The district also has many other well-established and vibrant ethnic communities, including Greek, Jewish, Korean, Serbian and others. In other words, this diversity makes it easy to find a church, synagogue or mosque of your liking, and also fills our summers with a great variety of festivals and celebrations.
Small businesses are the engine of the Tenth District’s economy, helping to give the district the distinction of the third highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the country. Additionally, 14 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the district, including Abbott, Abbvie, Allstate, Baxter, CDW, Discover and Walgreens. As well, many residents commute to jobs in Chicago, Milwaukee, and locations throughout the area.
More than 30,000 men and women in uniform are stationed at the Naval Station Great Lake in North Chicago. Literally every Navy recruit in our nation comes to the Tenth District for basic training. Last year almost 45,000 new sailors were trained, and another 40,000 attended specialty schools here.
Also, The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Center, the first-in-the-nation integrated Veterans Administration / Department of Defense health facility, is located in the district, leading the country towards higher quality, more cost effective health care for both active military personnel, veterans and their families.
The Tenth District is distinctive because of this rich diversity and also because of its cultural attractions, tight-knit communities, and some of the greatest beaches, parks, museums, and attractions that Illinois has to offer.