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hand sanitizer outside the governor's office suite in the Illinois State Captiol Building
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Citing concerns about coronavirus disease, the Illinois General Assembly is cancelling session for next week. Authorities are also restricting other large gatherings in the Capitol building.

Representative Bob Morgan speaking at a press conference Tuesday in the Capitol Blue Room alongside Senator Ram Villivalam, Brian Costin and activist Dan Johnson.
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A pair of Illinois lawmakers are taking on the practice of offering tax breaks to lure companies from other states.

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Illinois’ medical marijuana program is getting a second wind. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a pair of bills on Monday expanding who can get a medical card, and when they can use it.


In the midst of the recreational cannabis debate, Illinois lawmakers are also looking to make the medical cannabis pilot program permanent, but it will include a few changes.