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With the resignation on Friday of Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), Southern Illinois has lost its third longtime Democratic lawmaker in a year, with two other Democrats from the area failing in last year’s election, according to the Southern Illinoisan.
The men and women chosen as "Leaders Among Us" by the Southern Business Journal will be celebrated by the Southern Illinois Regional Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon on Sept. 19, according to a Facebook post from the chamber.