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State Week: Lawmakers Meet During the Pandemic

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Brian Mackey
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NPR Illinois

The Illinois legislature gathered in Springfield for the first time in weeks for a short special session.  Among the issues facing lawmakers are further responses to the pandemic, rules for voting this November, and the state budget.

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