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What are Witness Slips? Do they matter?

Legislative Process

Over the next six or seven weeks, Illinoisan’s inboxes and social media feeds will be full of requests to fill out Witness Slips in support of, or in opposition to, legislative proposals. What are they? Should I do them? Witness slips are part of the legislative process in Illinois, and today, they are often used … Continued

How a Bill Becomes a Law in Illinois

Legislative Process

Forgot your 5th Grade Civics lessons? We’ve got you covered. In Illinois, a policy idea becomes a bill (a formal legislative proposal), after it has been officially filed by a legislative sponsor and assigned a bill number for that session. That does not guarantee it will pass, or even get a thorough review. The sponsor must … Continued