Members of the popular Irish band Reeltime spent St. Patrick's day at the Illinois Capital building in Springfield. They were special guests of Senator Larry Bomke [R-Springfield], who announced their presence on the Senate floor. The members of Reeltime who were seated in the Senate Gallery, were asked to stand and received a standing ovation from the 59 members of the Illinois State Senate. Reeltime also met personally with several other senators including Sen. Denny Jacobs [D-east Moline], Sen. Laura Kent Donahue [R-Quincy], Sen. Tom Walsh [R-Westchester], and Sen. Ricky Hendon [D-Chicago].
Springfield Lobbyist Margaret Vaughn took the band on a tour of the Statehouse which included a visit to the Governor's Office and a picture taking session at the Speaker's podium on the House floor. Reeltime were Relaxing in Springfield following a performance the night before at the Sangamon Auditorium which drew a great crowd and received an excellent review in the Springfield state Journal - Register.
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