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A bill introduced in the General Assembly's special session contains a provision that would relieve local governments of their obligation to produce public records during the pandemic.
Illinois lawmakers must guard against voting disruptions caused by COVID-19, but SB1863 does not go far enough.
The COVID-19 pandemic can make it challenging for governments to fulfill public records requests, but transparency is crucial during a public health emergency, the groups say
To ensure participation, we support legislation that would provide every voter with a postage-paid ballot. At the same time, it's important to preserve and protect in-person polling places.