Reflecting on the lame duck

January 17, 2021

The 101st General Assembly of the Illinois legislature wrapped up last week, after passing a comprehensive series of proposals from the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus during an abbreviated lame duck session. On this episode, Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood), discusses the behind-the-scenes negotiations for the caucus' most controversial legislation, which focused on reforming criminal justice and policing in Illinois. Later, Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) reflects on the Black Caucus' agenda and how the Illinois House of Representatives could change in a post-Mike Madigan era. 

Listen below.