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What's the real significance of Lt. Governor office?

The post of Lieutenant Governor in the state of Illinois is something of an enigma. Who they are says something about the person running for the top post, and what constituencies they’re trying to appeal to. But does the Lt. Governor actually do anything? Some even say it’s an unnecessary post. Chicago Tribune’s Rick Pearson looks at the history of the job and the current crop of hopefuls. Photo: Flickr/Teemu008

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