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Illinois governors (list)

Bruce Rauner, a Republican, is the 42nd governor of Illinois. Brief biographical information on the 41 previous governors is available on the website of the National Governors Association. Previous governors, with party affiliation and years in office (reverse order) Patrick … Continue reading

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The Wigwam

In 1860, members of the Republican Party held conventions and party rallies in buildings they called “wigwams” all over the North. Illinois Republicans proposed Abraham Lincoln for president in the Decatur Wigwam, and the National Republican Convention nominated Lincoln in the … Continue reading

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