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Republican Chairman Survives Ouster Vote
The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party is still in charge, but it looks like his days are numbered. Pat Brady remains the head of the state party for the moment after surviving a move to oust him immediately yesterday in Tinley Park. However, the state central committee approved a plan to have someone else replace Brady as chair, probably within the next two months.
Protestors Object To Sullivan's Support Of Gay Marriage
About 100 people protested outside the district office of state Representative Ed Sullivan, Junior yesterday over his announcement that he would support a gay marriage bill. Sullivan announced last week that he would support the measure to legalize gay marriage after several conversations with his family. Several of the protestors say they would never have voted for Sullivan if he had announced his stance prior to last year's election.
Quinn Honors Six With Order Of Lincoln Awards
Governor Quinn honored six prominent individuals with ties to Illinois yesterday at Augustanna College. Governor Quinn presented the Order of Lincoln to six people in honor of their achievements in science, medicine, business and conservation, saying they represented, quote, "the best of
Illinois. Among those honored were former Sara Lee CEO Brenda Barnes, former ABC chief medical editor Dr. Timothy Johnson and former Deere and Company president and CEO Robert Lane.
Illinois' Groce Gets Extension, Raise
The University of Illinois is giving men's basketball coach John Groce a reward for helping turn around the program in his first year. Groce will receive an additional year on his contract and a raise of 200-thousand dollars if approved by the school's board of trustees. The Illini won 23 games this year, as well as a first round game in the NCAA tournament.
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