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Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM
By Mary Ann Ahern & Carol Marin

Kirk Sends Video Greeting to RNC

Though Sen. Mark Kirk wasn't able to attend the Republican National Convention this year as he recovers from a stroke, he sent along his hellos Tuesday in a video greeting. "I really wish I could be there... Read »

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
By Alexandra Clark

Behind the Scenes at the 2012 RNC

Our Ward Room reporters Carol Marin, Mary Ann Ahern and Don Moseley share their behind the scene photos from the 2012 Republican National Convention.View gallery »

  • [UGCCHI-CJ]Carol Marin and Mary Ann Ahern are off!
  • [UGCCHI-CJ]Topinka at GOP-
  • [UGCCHI-CJ-weather]Wind picking up-
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