Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) met with a five newly elected members of the Illinois congressional delegation--all Democrats-- in his Capitol Senate leadership office on Thursday morning. From left, Rep.-elect Bill Foster; Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth; Rep.-elect Brad Schneider; Rep.-elect Cheri Bustos and Rep.-elect William Enyart. Not at the session: GOP Rep.-elect Rodney Davis.
The new members are in Washington for orientation sessions. They will be sworn-in on Jan. 3, 2013.
(photo by Lynn Sweet)