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The Illinois House on Wednesday elected its first Black speaker to replace the longest-serving legislative leader in modern U.S. history, picking Democratic Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch for the job and pushing aside Michael Madigan after he was implicated in an ongoing bribery investigation.

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The day after speaking at the Republican National Convention, U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-2nd, said the experience was exciting and moving.

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