John Boehner http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Boehner to RNC delegates: Ill. key to maintaining GOP House majority http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boehner-rnc-delegates-ill-key-maintaining-gop-house-majority <p><em>Reporting in this story from Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky</em></p><p>Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa got a pep talk yesterday from US House Speaker John Boehner. He says Illinois is key to the GOP maintaining its House majority.</p><p>Illinois Republicans made gains in Congress two years ago, winning enough seats that more Republicans than Democrats now represent Illinois in Washington. &nbsp;It's the opposite in Springfield, where Democrats outnumber Republicans in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:06:06 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 4460 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boehner to RNC delegates: Ill. key to maintaining GOP House majority