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Illinois congresswoman (and Hawaii grad) to become first U.S. senator to give birth in office

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Tammy Duckworth can't stop racking up those firsts.

The McKinley High and University of Hawaii graduate is the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress in Illinois.

She is also the first disabled woman ever elected to Congress, after losing both of her legs in an helicopter crash in the Iraq War.

And now, the U.S. senator — expecting her second child — will be the first senator to give birth while in office.

The Chicago Sun-Times broke the happy news Tuesday, saying that the senator is expecting her second child in April, a few weeks after she turns 50.

Duckworth retired from the Illinois Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel in October 2014.

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