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Bill aimed at paring Madigan’s power stalls in Illinois House Bill aimed at paring Madigan’s power stalls in Illinois House

Bill aimed at paring Madigan’s power stalls in Illinois House

A bill intended to rein in House Speaker Michael Madigan’s outsized role in state politics was rejected by Democrats in a House subcommittee Thursday. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), would have prohibited anyone who is the leader of a legislative chamber from serving simultaneously as a state party chairman.

GOP lawmaker proposes tighter restrictions on late-term abortions GOP lawmaker proposes tighter restrictions on late-term abortions

GOP lawmaker proposes tighter restrictions on late-term abortions

A Republican state lawmaker has proposed legislation to impose new restrictions on access to late-term abortions. Rep. Patrick Windhorst, a freshman from Metropolis and a former Massac County state’s attorney, proposed to outlaw the procedure in Illinois once the fetus becomes viable, except when a woman’s life or “major bodily function” is threatened.

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