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Cullerton’s advice to new Senate president: Unify Cullerton’s advice to new Senate president: Unify

Cullerton’s advice to new Senate president: Unify

The outgoing leader of Illinois’ Senate offered a piece of advice for whoever next assumes the position — “bring everyone together.”  Senators will choose the chamber’s new president in an election Sunday, ending what Cullerton called the “very humbling experience” of campaigning for votes.
Equal Rights Amendment reaches support threshold; implementation likely stalled Equal Rights Amendment reaches support threshold; implementation likely stalled

Equal Rights Amendment reaches support threshold; implementation likely stalled

Two years after Illinois’ Legislature approved new language for the U.S. Constitution codifying that rights cannot be denied due to gender, the Equal Rights Amendment gained enough state support to be ratified. Its potential implementation is more complicated, though.

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