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Sworn In

Timothy Butler, of Springfield, is sworn in as a state representative on Tuesday at the Illinois State Capitol. (Credit: Illinois House Republicans)

Former Congressional Staffer Replaces Brauer In Illinois House

Tim Butler of Springfield took the oath of office in a ceremony Tuesday morning at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield. He’s filling the seat left vacant after former Republican state Rep. Rich Brauer of Petersburg accepted a job with GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration.


Vice President Joe Biden performs a ceremonial swearing-in of U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly at the U.S. Capitol on April 11, 2013. Kelly was officially sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner earlier in the day. (Official White House Photo)

Robin Kelly Sworn In As Jackson Jr.’s Successor In Congress

Kelly, in remarks made after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, administered the oath of office, stressed her commitment to combating gun violence, passing immigration reform, creating jobs and improving the health care system.


Illinois House Of Representatives

New Lawmaker Sworn In To Replace Derrick Smith

The Illinois House has a new member.


Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (CBS)

It’s Official: McCarthy Sworn In As Police Superintendent

Although he has served the last several weeks as Chicago’s top cop, Garry McCarthy took the formal oath Friday as former superintendents looked on.