Lawmakers are working on a new congressional map, gambling bill and conscience law


SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – A congressional redistribution bill of more than 400 pages was tabled Thursday evening in Springfield.

He retains the split of 14 constituencies with a Democratic majority and three Republican constituencies.

The fourth version of a congressional redistribution map now pits Representative Marie Newman against Chuy Garcia in the Fourth District.

Earlier Thursday, there was a hearing on creating an additional Latin Quarter. The 3 on offerrd The Congressional District would unify the Latin American communities of the North Side of Chicago, Bensonville, Hanover Park, West Chicago and Elgin.

The House Bill 1769, a tax incentive program worth hundreds of millions of dollars, is also under discussion for the manufacture of electric vehicles in Illinois.

Amendments to the Law on the Right to Conscience in Health Care are also being debated. The law protects employers from legal action if they apply covid vaccines or test warrants.

If passed by the Senate, the law will not come into force until next June, but could influence ongoing legal cases of employees opposing the requirement to be vaccinated against Covid.

And on Wednesday night, the Senate voted to repeal the Parental Notification Act, which required doctors to contact parents when a minor requested an abortion.

Opponents said the change hinders parental rights, while supporters believe it protects teens from potential abuse.

This bill was passed 62-51 and is now going to the governor’s office for a signature.

A gambling bill passed tonight 44-12 that would allow in-person betting on Illinois varsity sports and is now heading home.

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