delegates http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois delegates find different purposes in conventions http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-delegates-find-different-purposes-conventions <p>Though Hurricane Isaac successfully delayed the official start of the <a href="http://www.gopconvention2012.com/">Republican National Convention</a> in Tampa on Monday, the spirit and excitement of the delegates attending the convention has not been dampened.</p><p>Some Republicans already may be thinking a couple of years beyond the event.</p><p>Also thinking ahead are Illinois Democrats, as they prepare for the <a href="http://www.demconvention.com/">Democratic National Convention</a> in Charlotte, N.C.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:04:12 +0000 Jane Denison Furness 17410 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois delegates find different purposes in conventions