Rep. Kelly Cassidy, a Chicago Democrat, announced Thursday that her abortion legislation will be heard after being stalled for months.

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May 24, 2019 - News Local/State

Cassidy: Abortion Bill Will Be Heard

State Representative Kelly Cassidy said Thursday that she’s received a pledge from House Speaker Michael Madigan that her expansive abortion legislative will be heard.


State Representatives Delia Ramirez and Elizabeth Hernandez, who sponsored the bill, flank advocates Myles Brady Davis (left) and Rowan Ewangan from Equality Illinois, who helped lobby for its passage.

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May 14, 2019 - News Local/State

IL Lawmakers Approve Expanding MAP Grant Eligibility

Illinois' MAP grants — the monetary award program for low-income college students — would be available to more students if a bill approved by the legislature this month becomes law.


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