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The 113th Congress sworn-in today. Six Illinois freshmen

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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) (photo by Jon Sall)

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Rep.-elect William Enyart, (D-Ill.), Rep.-elect Bill Foster (D-Ill.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) (photo by Jon Sall)

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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) (Photo by Jon Sall)

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Rep.-elect Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), rock singer Joe Walsh, Rep.-elect Cheri Bustros (Photo by Jon Sall)

WASHINGTON--The new Congress gets sworn in at noon Thursday. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ill.) is expected to be re-elected Speaker. When the new House members take their oath of office, Illinois will have six freshmen, a Republican, Rodney Davis and five Democrats, Tammy Duckworth, Cheri Bustros, Brad Schneider, Bill Foster and William Enyart.

On Wednesday evening, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) hosted a reception attended by the new members.

My post on the new committee assignments for the freshmen is HERE.

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