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Illinois Lawmakers Passed Bills on Book Bans, Abortion Rights and Other Issues

It took more than a week longer than expected, but Illinois lawmakers wrapped up their spring legislative session early Saturday with a budget and hundreds of measures that passed. The spending plan and bills now go to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Other important measures need more work over the summer in preparation for the fall veto session, when lawmakers return to address bills the governor vetoed, or to resume work on legislation from the spring.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from the session that will affect Illinois residents if they’re signed into law by Pritzker.