The 16th district includes portions of the Chicago neighborhoods of Auburn-Gresham, Chicago Lawn, Greater Ashburn, West Chatham and West Englewood. The 16th district also includes portions of the suburban neighborhoods of Justice, Hickory Hills, Bridgeview, Oaklawn and Burbank.

The 16th District has over 210,400+ constituents. The district contains a diverse tapestry of Americans; Arabic-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Anglo-Americans and African-Americans.

Senator Jacqueline Collins is the first elected state senator for the 16th district. She is one of the few state senators who actually represent a district where she has resided since childhood.


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