Illinois’ 15th congressional district is one of two in the state where no incumbent is running. But this article is about the district itself, not candidates. All congressional districts are required to have roughly the same population, but there are no limits on territory. Illinois’ 15th District covers 14,696 square miles, or more land than […]
Kevin Gaither received 29.1% of the vote, when he challenged incumbent U.S. Rep. John Shimkus in 2018. This year, with Shimkus out of the picture, the Charleston Democrat is trying again, running against three other Democrats in the March 17 primary in Illinois’ 15th congressional district, which covers much of eastern and southeastern Illinois.