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Rockford native Carlos Polk is back in Illinois, this time helping the Chicago Bears return to glory.

For two decades, Don Manzullo represented the people of Illinois’ 16th Congressional District. His new memoir recounts his experiences of serving in Washington while remaining true to democracy, his faith and the people of northern Illinois.

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