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Delegates cheer as Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan walks to the podium to address the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Delegates cheer as Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan walks to the podium to address the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Delegates cheer as Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan walks to the podium to address the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Delegates cheer as Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan walks to the podium to address the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jae C. Hong/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Illinois GOP delegates prepare to nominate Trump and discuss the party’s direction at the RNC in Milwaukee next week

Delegates cheer as Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan walks to the podium to address the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jae C. Hong/ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

Illinois Republicans are preparing to head to Milwaukee for next week’s Republican National Convention where they’ll nominate Donald Trump to be the party’s official nominee for president. The state party now appears to be in lockstep with their presidential pick even though Trump has twice lost Illinois. And intense in-fighting recently cost the Illinois GOP’s leader his job. As WBEZ’s Alex Degman reports, the next week will likely feature some tough discussions on where the Illinois Republican Party hopes to go.

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