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GRAPHIC: Where Illinois Lawmakers Traveled
From 2008 through 2012, Illinois state lawmakers reported receiving 43 foreign trips as gifts. Of those, 32 were to Turkey. Nearly all of these trips to Turkey were sponsored by two groups, The Niagara Foundation and the Chicago Turkish American Chamber of Commerce, and were taken almost entirely by House Democrats. House Speaker Michael Madigan took four of these Turkish trips, the most of any lawmaker. Click on a trip shown in this map to see which lawmakers traveled, where they went and who sponsored their trips:
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