Illinoisans Attend Democratic National Convention

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There's one prominent Democrat who's a no-show Monday: Illinois Democratic Party chairman Michael Madigan.

Madigan's failure to turn up for the first day of the convention has riled some delegates, including Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Jackson says, "This is no time for the Democratic chairman to stand down."

Madigan spokesman Steve Brown says the Illinois House speaker plans to be in Boston Tuesday.