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Ill. delegates differ on impact of Cruz's convention speech

Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention are divided about the impact of the approach Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is taking toward nominee Donald Trump.

There isn't even agreement among the delegation about whether Cruz, the last Republican standing with Trump at the end of primary season among more than a dozen contenders who sought the prize, offered an endorsement of the New York real estate developer, who was scheduled to accept the party's nomination Thursday night in Cleveland.

It was an unusual sight: Cruz, stinging from attacks Trump made on his wife and father, granted a prime-time convention spot Wednesday night, and then, in a speech vetted by the Trump...

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