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McCombie Will Lead Illinois House Republicans

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Illinois St. Rep. Tony McCombie
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Illinois St. Rep. Tony McCombie

On Midwest Week, Republicans in the Illinois House have chosen a new leader, a member from the northwestern part of the state.

Herb Trix's guest is Jeremy Gorner, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

You can also hear Midwest Week Fridays on WVIK at 6:20 pm during All Things Considered.

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A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.