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Senate to vote on “Tobacco 21” today Senate to vote on “Tobacco 21” today

Senate to vote on “Tobacco 21” today

Legislation raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products is scheduled for a vote in the Illinois Senate today, just two days after it successfully passed out of the House.

House passes bill requiring LGBT content in state-funded textbooks House passes bill requiring LGBT content in state-funded textbooks

House passes bill requiring LGBT content in state-funded textbooks

The Illinois House on Wednesday passed a bill requiring public school textbooks purchased with certain state funds be nondiscriminatory and unbiased in their treatment of racial and ethnic minorities, and that they highlight the contributions that LGBT individuals have made to American history and culture.

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