Congressional Arts Report Card – Illinois

Amercans for the Arts Logo Americans for the Arts Action Fund has released this year’s Congressional Arts report card.  I have posted the Illinois delegation below.   I’m very proud to say that my representative, Jan Schakowsky, possesses the top report card score of A-plus.  It’s great to be represented by such an amazing friend-of-the-arts. Way to go Jan!


District Representative (Party) Score Grade
    8 Melissa Bean (D)     80     B+
   13 Judy Biggert (R)     86     A
   12 Jerry Costello (D)     86     A
    7 Danny Davis (D)     98     A
    5 Rahm Emanuel     80     B+
    4 Luis Gutierrez (D)     74     B+
   17 Phil Hare (D)     86     A
    2 Jesse Jackson Jr. (D)     94     A
   15 Timothy Johnson (R)     88     A
   10 Mark Kirk (R)     86     A
   18 Ray LaHood (R)     80     B+
    3 Daniel Lipinski (D)     88     A
   16 Donald Manzullo (R)      6     F
     6 Peter Roskam (R)     20     D
     1 Bobby Rush (D)     90     A
    9 Janice Schakowsky (D)    100     A+
   19 John Shimkus (R)     80     B+
   11 Jerry Weller (R)     40     C

Note: Rep. Bill Foster (D), of the 14th District, is not listed as he did not take office until 3/11/08.

You can see the entire Congressional Arts Report Card, including tabulation methods, here.

More info on the status of arts in our nation can be found at