Committee Deadline Week

Friday, April 13th is the final deadline for bills to get out of committee in both chambers. It was a mixed week in Springfield for IEC: while many of the proposals we support advanced towards passage, others very bad proposals moved forward despite our strong opposition. Bills that do not get out of committee by …

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Bill to Protect Monarch Habitat Passes Senate

SPRINGFIELD – HB685 is on its way to Governor Rauner’s desk today after passing the Senate. Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) and Representative Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) sponsored the legislation, which provides that counties and municipalities may not classify milkweed as a noxious or exotic weed. The bill passed the House back in March. Over the last 20 years …

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