Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Illinois, used to live in his Washington, D.C., office when he away from his Chicago district. Here he cooks his dinner in a microwave before eating at his desk. Lipinski moved into an apartment in 2014 to have more privacy.
Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Illinois, used to live in his Washington, D.C., office when he away from his Chicago district. Here he cooks his dinner in a microwave before eating at his desk. Lipinski moved into an apartment in 2014 to have more privacy. Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT
Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Illinois, used to live in his Washington, D.C., office when he away from his Chicago district. Here he cooks his dinner in a microwave before eating at his desk. Lipinski moved into an apartment in 2014 to have more privacy. Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT

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