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Lynn Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. She appears frequently on CNN and other outlets as an analyst. Sweet has a master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sweet is a former fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Sweet is in Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement and was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s "50 Top Journalists."

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Former President Barack Obama, Michelle in Chicago on Thursday, Friday

The former first couple were last together in the city in September, for the ceremonial groundbreaking for their Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

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What Chicago Mayor Lightfoot did for 53 minutes and 25 seconds in Washington D.C.

I’m happy to defend Lightfoot’s D.C. trip. She’s here while the City Council is fighting over the ward remap. Said Lightfoot: "The perfect is not going to be the outcome."

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At Sen. Durbin event for Mayor Lightfoot, GOP Rep. Rodney Davis swings by and makes bold prediction

Republican Davis doubts the new congressional maps Illinois state Dems created will actually yield 14 Democratic districts.

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President Biden signs veterans’ maternal health bill sponsored by Rep. Underwood, Sen. Duckworth

GOP Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, seeking another House term, announced the backing of two GOP House incumbents from Illinois, Darin LaHood and Mike Bost.

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Mayor Lightfoot travels to DC for White House, Capitol meetings

Lightfoot will be discussing city priorities with members from the Illinois delegation at a dinner Tuesday evening hosted by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., in his Capitol office.

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GOP Rep. Rodney Davis not running for Illinois governor, will seek another term in Congress

With Davis deciding to run again for the U.S. House, freshman Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., is the only GOP incumbent from Illinois who has not announced plans for 2022.

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs congressional map; Rep. Rodney Davis to decide soon on governor bid

Gov. Pritzker said, "These maps align with the landmark Voting Rights Act and will ensure all communities are equitably represented in our congressional delegation."

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Jeff Bezos donates $100 million to the Obama Presidential Foundation, largest individual gift ever

Bezos, one of the richest people in the world, asked for the plaza in the Obama Presidential Center to be named for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon who died in 2020.

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Orland Park Mayor Pekau launches GOP Congress bid in same district with Democrats Casten, Newman in faceoff

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign the new congressional map drawn by state Democrats resulting in incumbent Reps. Newman and Casten running against each other in a Democratic primary.

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Will Rep. Rodney Davis run for governor or stay in safe House seat? Met with FOP in Chicago

Davis, 51, from downstate Taylorville — a former Hill staffer first elected to Congress in 2012 — is well known in the Capitol but has a slim profile in the Chicago area.