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Education reform bill will head to governor; economic equity bills pass House

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – A bill aimed at improving racial equity throughout the state’s k-12 and higher education system passed both houses of the General Assembly on Monday, January 11, while another bill addressing economic inequities was up for House approval Tuesday night, January 12. Both bills were part of…

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Welch makes history as first Black Illinois House speaker

Issues call for unity while Durkin blasts former Speaker Madigan By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch made history Wednesday, January 13, by becoming the first Black person elected speaker of the Illinois House, succeeding Rep. Michael Madigan, who leaves the job after serving for 36 of the past…

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Criminal justice reform package will head to governor

Legislation revamps police certification, use of force and cash bail By RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate passed a criminal justice omnibus bill early Wednesday morning, January 13, after a grueling 20 hours of politicking during Tuesday’s lame duck session. The House followed suit Wednesday morning, clearing the way for…

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