New Illinois lawmaker sworn in
Republican John Anthony has become the newest member of the Illinois General Assembly.
Anthony was sworn in Monday at the Grundy County courthouse in Morris.
Anthony, a Plainfield resident, was chosen by party officials to replace resigning state Rep. Pam Roth of Morris. The 37-year-old Anthony is a Kendall County sheriff's deputy. He'll be the first black Republican lawmaker in the state Legislature since the 1980s.
Anthony has been a sheriff's deputy since 2008 and has also worked as police officer in Champaign. He and his wife founded a nonprofit organization for children. Their group is called the YARN Foundation and offers after-school programs, among other things.
Roth says she's moving to Texas, where her husband's job was transferred.
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