Unity was a major theme in this year's election. Democrats used unity as a vehicle to pick up a number of House and Senate seats across the country. The party hasn't had this much representation in Washington in more than a decade. But despite the one-party majority, some Democrats have a long history of not seeing eye-to-eye with their fellow party members. That's especially true for two neighboring Democrats from the far South side of Chicago, who now find themselves sitting side-by-side in the House of Representatives.
There's no denying the rich history of Illinois politics. Or the rivalries that come out of it. Some have it down to an art. You're probably familiar with the most notorious, especially those that occur among fellow Democrats. There's the Governor and the Illinois Speaker of the House, who've done a lot of their fighting through the press.