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crowd pushing police barrier outside U.S. Capitol
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The head of the McLean County Republican Party says Democrats should have focused more on unifying the country in President Donald Trump's final days in office, rather than pursing a second impeachment.

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said he's not yet ready to acknowledge Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

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U.S. representatives from central Illinois and Illinois State University President Larry Dietz said they have high hopes for a common plant they believe will be a "wonder weed," during a tour of the ISU Farms near Lexington.

Ryan Whitehouse speaks at news conference
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Two central Illinois congressmen headed to Washington, D.C. this weekend for a special session said it’s not the reason they think they should be going.

Passengers board a bus in Uptown Normal's transfer center.
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Bloomington-Normal's public bus system will get an additional $8 million for a planned downtown Bloomington transfer center.

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Two Central Illinois congressmen said they expect debate over a fourth coronavirus disaster recovery bill to be bipartisan, though they also preferred GOP drafts originating in the Senate.

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U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, said he's still reading the 800-page relief bill which the Senate passed late Wednesday and the House will consider soon.