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     November 12, 2019      #54-316 KDJ

Political newcomer joins Senate 

By David Giuliani

KANKAKEE — Both of Patrick Joyce’s parents served as state senator, but the Kankakee County farmer has practically no experience in politics.

Joyce, a Democrat who also runs a composting business, is the new Democratic senator for the 40th Senate District after being appointed Friday. He replaces Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, who resigned a week earlier to take a top job in Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration.

With Joyce’s ascension, power in the 40th District transferred from the more urban northern part of the ...

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