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Farewell to Two Illinois District Icons

It is with great sadness we report that two longtime Illinois District brothers in harmony have graduated to the Chapter Eternal.
ninjas
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Barbershop: A Cappella's Martial Art

If you want to be great, you need to learn contemporary a cappella's traditional refined martial art: Barbershop.
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Joliet + South Cook = Will-Cook

Doubtless by now, you’ve all seen the picture with the caption, “Illinois District’s Newest Chapter” on the homepage of the District website. That newest chapter is made up of two of the District’s oldest Chapters, Joliet (1945 and 1955) and South Cook (1948), now merged into a single Will-Cook Chapter.
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Political Harmony

In a rare display of political compromise, the Democratic governor of Illinois and the Republican mayor of the state capital set partisan differences aside.  And it was barbershop that led to this nearly miraculous cease-fire in the middle of a contentious election season.
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Training Chapter Leadership

While we may be members of a singing society, we depend on our chapters to give us the framework for a variety of quality singing experiences. That means a chapter needs a few good men to do the grunt work to sustain chapter operations.
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2012 Quartet Champs: Velvet Hammer

The Illinois District quartet championship seemed to be up for grabs this year with at least half a dozen quartets having a legitimate shot at the title. The prognosticators were right -- only four points separated the average scores of the top five quartets.
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Sound of Illinois and New Tradition: Toronto Bound!

The Illinois District's Fall 2012 Convention and Contest promised to be a good one, and it certainly lived up to expectations.
Attacks and Releases
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Summer '12 Attacks & Releases available

The latest edition of the official news publication of the Illinois District is available online.