WBEZ | cheeseheads http://www.wbez.org/tags/cheeseheads Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Bears and cheeseheads at the Florida convention http://www.wbez.org/series/boys-bus/bears-and-cheeseheads-florida-convention-102081 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/cheese head.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Illinois Republicans have mostly high praise for Wisconsin Congressman and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, who spoke Wedenesday night at the Republican National Convention in Florida.</p><p>But Ryan also brought out some regional rivalries.<br /><br />Illinois delegate Dan Peterson, from the northern suburbs of Chicago, was wearing one of the only signs of party disunity. Peterson wore a jersey that had the Chicago Bulls on the front proudly displaying his opposition to Ryan&#39;s favorite team.</p><p>&quot;Unfortunately, he&rsquo;s a Packer fan. And I felt that we needed a little bit of balance today.&quot;<br /><br />Peterson is a delegate for Mitt Romney, and said he liked Paul Ryan&rsquo;s reputation as a federal budget expert.<br /><br />Also showing off his sports regalia while a line of reporters waited to interview him, was Sol Grosskopf. He is a Wisconsin delegate, who sat in the front row wearing a foam cheesehead.</p><p>&quot;You know, it&rsquo;s great to be among the Cheesehead Revolution right now, with Scott Walker, Reince Priebus and Paul Ryan,&quot; Grosskpof said.<br /><br />Delegates will hear from GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney Thursday night.</p></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/boys-bus/bears-and-cheeseheads-florida-convention-102081