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United States

18 December 1999

Chicago Sun-Times

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Ryan, known for his prowess at working the Legislature, endured a humiliating defeat Friday when the Republican-led Senate rejected an anti-crime package he supported. Senate President James "Pate" Philip, a fellow Republican and a friend of Ryan's, orchestrated the defeat and ensured that the General Assembly's stalemate over the Safe Neighborhoods Act will spill into the weekend unresolved. The four legislative leaders were to meet with Ryan... (

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