Thanks to continued calls by local, state and legislative Republican leaders, it has been announced that the General Assembly will return to Springfield May 20-22 to address issues facing Illinois as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois lawmakers will follow strict social distancing and public safety guidelines as they return to Springfield next week to work on a state budget and other matters.
The people of Illinois are facing never-before-seen challenges as the result of an unprecedented health crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders have had a significant impact on virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Any plan to re-open our state and its economy would have a similarly significant effect.
A plan with the potential to impact the lives of so many, and which aims to balance public safety concerns with the economic well-being of Illinois, should receive input from the co-equal Executive and Legislative branches of state government.