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From The Desk Down State

The General Assembly recently completed the 2023 Fall Veto Session, and there was no shortage of political gamesmanship on display.

It is typical during veto session to examine bills with upcoming sunset dates and determine which ones will be continued. Two sunsetting bills took center stage during this year’s veto session.

The first is 2017 legislation sponsored by Senator Kwame Raoul who now serves as Illinois’ Attorney General. The legislation, SB1722 (Public Act 100-0003), established high-end prison terms for those convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon who had previously been c...


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