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Former Governors Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney flanked former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at a debate Sunday.

Jan. 10, 2012

As New Hampshire heads to the polls, former Illinois Gov. Jim Thompson, political commentator Lenny McAllister and political strategist David Dring join Eight Forty-Eight to examine how the Illinois GOP asserts itself during the early primary season and what the Prairie State looks for in a Republican candidate. Join the conversation by calling 312-923-9239, e-mail 848@wbez.org or tweet @848. Then Frank Clark, chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Edison, began his nearly 50-year career in the company’s mailroom. WBEZ’s Richard Steele recently sat down with Clark to discuss how ComEd has changed since he arrived and what the future holds for him after he retires in the coming months. And WBEZ’s Jason Marck talks to author and historian Richard Lindberg about his latest book, Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life.