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    Union wins, pension tweaks and booze on trains: a look at the 23 bills approved during the lame duck session 

    When the dust finally settled on the 101st General Assembly’s whirlwind six-day lame duck session, which included an all-night flurry of activity Tuesday night and early Wednesday, several consequential bills were passed, including a sweeping criminal justice overhaul and a power boost for the Chicago Teachers Union.   

    The following is an overview of the most significant pieces of legislation that were passed during the lame duck session. In total, lawmakers approved just 23 bills during the truncated session, most of which passed in the final hours.  They now await Gov. JB Pritzker’s signature or veto. 

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