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    U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly addressed members of the Democratic Party of Illinois on Wednesday before being elected the next chair.

    Members of the Democratic Party of Illinois selected their next chair on Wednesday, narrowly electing U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) despite questions about her ability to raise money due to federal laws.

    Kelly bested Chicago Ald. Michelle Harris (8) during a nearly two-hour virtual committee meeting Wednesday, as Kelly secured 51 percent of the weighted votes from the 36-member State Central Committee.

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