As mainstay of political theater ahead of the State of the Union every year, legislators from across the country announce who they plan to have accompany them to the Capitol building. The priorities of each political party are on clear display in their choices of guests, and this year is no different for Illinois politicians.
Specialists in sexual assault, DREAMers, political hopefuls and more abound for Illinois Democrats, while Republican representatives have prioritized the interests of service members, small business owners and farmers.
However, some Democrats opted out entirely in protest of President Donald Trump’s divisive first year in office. Here's a look at where your representative falls ahead of Tuesday's big speech —