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Illinois Democrats Elect U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly To Head State Party After Madigan's Exit

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) has replaced former Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan as chair of the state’s Democratic Party, marking a shift away from Madigan’s two-decade control of the party.

Hannah covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and Illinois Public Radio. She's been dedicated to the statehouse beat since interning at NPR Illinois in 2014, with subsequent stops at outlets including WILL-AM/FM, Law360, The Daily Line and a temporary stint at political blog Capitol Fax before returning to the station in 2020.
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