FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2012 file photo, Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford, D-Chicago, is seen on the House floor at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. It was Ford's first session back in Springfield since being indicted on federal bank fraud and other charges. Ford is one of three Illinois lawmakers facing criminal charges who are scheduled to be sworn in Jan. 9, 2013 in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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