The 16th district was a newly formed district based on population growth and is a result of the 2000 Census. The district covers a strip of territory that runs from 86th Avenue in Justice to Cottage Grove Avenue on Chicago's Southeast Side. The district's boundaries generally follow 65th and 87th streets, but the boundaries plunge as far south as 95th Street in Hickory Hills and as far north as 59th Street near Central Park Avenue in Chicago.
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.
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.
This webpage is paid for, administered, and authorized by Citizens for Jacqueline Collins.