Republican Mark Kirk of Highland Park and Democrat Dick Durbin of Springfield would be traditionally sit apart at the State of the Union address on Jan. 25, as members of Congress are split by party affiliation, with Democrats and Republicans sitting on opposite sides of the center aisle in the House chamber.
Sit by ya!” might be heard regularly at elementary school cafeterias, but Illinois’ two U.S. Senators are taking the phrase to a whole new level.
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The pair came up with the idea to break with that tradition as they were talking on the phone the other night.
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