MAY 25, 2021
Rep. Barbara Hernandez (D-Aurora), left, highlighted a bill she’s sponsoring to ensure menstrual hygiene products are provided in all Illinois schools during a news conference last week.
Last week, lawmakers approved a host of new bills as they began to zero in on the end of this year’s legislative session. With the end in sight, the House approved nearly 90 bills, most of which were part of the chamber’s consent calendar — largely non-controversial bills that are unanimously supported — while the Senate signed off on five measures.
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