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Get a Glimpse of the Faces of the Illinois Republican Convention

For the first time in history, the Illinois Republican convention has made its way to Tinley Park.

The state's Republicans came in droves to on Friday sporting suits, red white and blue, and American flag T-shirts.

All were eager to take part in the weekend's , where there have been opinions about the importance of keeping marriage between one man and one woman and decisions made on party platform issues like .

Comments got a bit heated during delegates' talks of the nomination for the party's Republican National Committeeman. While newcomer candidate William Kelly didn't get a second look or even a nod of approval from delegates, others, like Alexander "Sandy" Stuart were specifically questioned on their donations over the years to donate to groups like Planned Parenthood.

Though slightly unorganized, the first day of the convention went off without a hitch.

Peruse our accompanying photo gallery for a glimpse of the action and keep your eye out for more throughout the weekend.

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Tinley Park Mom June 11, 2012 at 07:50 PM
frankfortworkingmom...apprarently you has some issues. hope you get the direction you need.
Tinley Park Mom June 11, 2012 at 07:52 PM
well said Russ. I think frankfortworkingmom does work, isn't a mom and isn't a women...lol
Tinley Park Mom June 11, 2012 at 07:54 PM
well said Russ
FrankfortWorkingMom June 12, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Tinley Park Mom - Not one substative comment, but lots of name calling... typical liberal response. Don't waste any more of my time.
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