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Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:05 am

THE HOUSE GOT SERVED

The last weekend of the legislature can mean many things for members of the General Assembly, including long hours, little sleep and long debates between fellow constituents. But the end of session has also meant fried chicken for the entire Illinois House for the last 15 years, served up by State Rep. Raymond Poe, a Springfield Republican.

Poe awoke with the sun Saturday, May 28, and fried nearly 900 pieces of chicken for the members of the House and their staff members.

Aside from support staff and representatives, the chicken was available to “anybody that smells it,” or anyone who “likes to sneak into the Capitol to try to get a piece, too,” says Poe.

Poe had help from his son, Lance Poe, who operates a catering business. The Younger Poe’s staff helped to prepare the chicken and the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association covered the cost for the supplies. But Poe says he does the work.
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