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 width=Despite having no challenger in last November's election, Illinois lawmakers still had to take the oath of office as a new General Assembly was sworn in earlier this week.

Before family and friends, on local lawmaker says despite the many challenges, the day was meant to be a happy day as State Representative Bill Mitchell today took the oath of office to represent the 101st House district in the new 99th General Assembly.

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The budget along with economic development are topics and issues at the top of the list for Rep. Mitchell.

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All 118 house members were sworn in at noon Wednesday at Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The new 99th General Assembly will serve until January 2017.

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