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Illinois Legislators Set To Return To Springfield Next Week

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo shows the the Senate chamber at the State Capitol, in Springfield Ill. t was a big year in the Illinois statehouse with lawmakers ending an historic budget impasse and approving an income tax hike, overhauling how public schools get funding and allowing automatic voter registration. Now, a fresh set of 215 laws takes effect Jan. 1, 2018. The laws cover numerous topics, including the expansion of taxpayer-funded abortions, celebrating Barack Obama's presidency, allowing tax credits for private school scholarships, criminal justice reforms and a circus-related ban. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)

Illinois legislators will return to Springfield next Wednesday for the first time since early March.  There will be a range of modifications in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.  One of the recommendations includes, lawmakers who take part in the meeting will isolate and social distance for seven days after the session.  This week, Governor Pritzker called on the General Assembly to reconvene.  Legislators and staff will be asked to be tested for COVID-19 before returning to the session and will be subject to temperature checks upon entering the building.

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