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Illinois “Senator Spotlight”

We are introducing a new project called "Senator Spotlight" - which is aimed at highlighting all of our hard-working State Senators. First up is life-long [...]


The Origins of Black History Month

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the [...]


Illinois lawmakers soon to turn attention to marijuana

SPRINGFIELD — Attention at the Statehouse is expected to begin focusing on one of Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's top priorities — legalizing recreational marijuana — [...]

It’s great to be in the State Capitol.  Being here today calls to mind the first time I spoke on the Senate floor, almost 20 years ago.  And I was passionate, idealistic, ready to make a difference.  Just to stand in that magnificent chamber was enough to fill me up with a heightened sense of purpose.

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  • "This year’s survey began four days after @GovPritzker laid out his proposal to raise rates on the wealthiest 3 pe… https://t.co/fQtoRcBm5h
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