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Democrats call Pritzker’s signature on new legislative maps a ‘win for the people,’ but GOP dubs it ‘blatant effort to kill democracy’

Pritzker signed the three new maps outlining new boundaries for districts for the General Assembly, the Illinois Supreme Court and the Cook County Board of Review. The hotly contested political maps will chart the next decade of elections in Illinois.

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Downstate GOP state lawmaker’s Jan. 6 rhetoric ‘distasteful and not excusable’ — but allegations he helped spark riot ‘unfounded’

State Rep. Chris Miller said the legislative inspector general "exonerated me of all of the accusations" and called for Democrats to rescind their condemnation of him. But the Democratic sponsor of that resolution said the Illinois House "clearly stands by" its condemnation.

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Legislation requiring menstrual products in school bathrooms advances to governor’s desk

An ethics reform proposal approved by the Illinois House and sent to the state Senate would ban constitutional officeholders from lobbying the state until six months after leaving office or for the rest of their term, whichever is sooner.

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Legislators pass fiscal plan in overtime session

The state budget now heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

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Senate Republicans irked over handling of appointments to Prisoner Review Board

Some Republican state senators are upset by some of the board’s decisions and have questioned the appointments of four of the board’s members, saying they haven’t been confirmed by the Illinois Senate as required by law.

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Bills expanding telehealth, limiting isolated timeouts advance in General Assembly

Those were some of the measures state lawmakers advanced in the waning hours of their session, which is set to end Monday.

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FOID card fingerprinting bill passes — but stalls — as grammar school play time measure advances

"This bill is not a magic fix for the gun violence that plagues our state and our nation," said state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, sponsor of the FOID card bill. "It is, however, a crucially important step that we as legislators can take right now to prevent mass tragedies and everyday gun violence."

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‘Shot-and-a-beer’ vaccine bill, hair discrimination ban among bills sent to Pritzker for his signature

Lawmakers also passed legislation allowing those with drug-related convictions to apply for assistance through a temporary program for needy families.

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Remap moves ahead: Democrats send new legislative maps to Pritzker’s desk — over GOP objections

The House passed the maps shortly before 10 p.m. on a straight, partisan 71 to 45 vote. They passed the state Senate in the same fashion earlier in the day. "We are not going to let Republicans gridlock the process, solely for political gains," state House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch said minutes before the vote. "It’s not going to happen. Not here. Period."

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Sex education standardization bill sent to Pritzker’s desk, lead pipe removal bill moves closer

The proposed Lead Service Line Replacement Notification Act would require "water utilities statewide to replace all lead service lines and creates a low-income water assistance program to help fund financial assistance and water projects that include lead pipe replacement."