Abortion, book bans among issues addressed by legislature

SPRINGFIELD — While failing to get a budget done by its self-imposed deadline, the Illinois General Assembly passed measures addressing issues ranging from abortion rights to full-day kindergarten during its spring session, which this week goes into overtime.

It was the first full session since the November election, when Democrats won victories in every constitutional office and expanded their overall supermajority in the General Assembly. Despite the single-party control, legislators didn’t complete their work Friday as scheduled and will reconvene Wednesday to get back to work on a spending plan that became complicated by the spiraling costs of a health care program for immigrants.

Here’s a look at some of the bills heading to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.

Under pressure to further protect abortion rights following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal last year of Roe v. Wade, lawmakers passed a measure aimed at preventing anti-abortion pregnancy centers from employing…

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