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     January 17, 2020      #93-17 KDJ

Scott Reeder: Children of politicians often face

By Scott Reeder

SPRINGFIELD — It’s got to be rough to be the child of a politician.

I was thinking about that this past week after reading the obituary of former Illinois State Sen. Pat Welch.

Welch was a politician I covered for many years when I was a statehouse bureau chief for a chain of newspapers. For much of that time, he also was a single dad raising a son who had an ornery streak a mile long.

It can’t be easy to be raising a kid in an environment where everyone knows your family’s business.

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