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Illinois Democrats tap U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson to succeed Michael Madigan as state party chair

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Kelly’s election also represents an abrupt shift for Democrats who now see their party’s largest organizations run by women, including two women of color: Kelly, becoming the first Black elected as state party chair, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who heads the Cook County Democratic Party. Kristina Zahorik, of McHenry County, leads the Democratic County Chairs’ Association.

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