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Today Illinois' longtime congressional powerbroker, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, will hand the gavel over to Democrat Nancy Pelosi of California.

That gesture ushers in the first Democratic majority in both the House and Senate since 1994.

Sam Hudzik reports from Washington on what the new power balance means for Illinois' clout on Capitol Hill.

Music Button: Tristeza, “Bromas,” from the CD A Colores (Better Looking Records)

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