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The Senate conducted its own fact-finding hearing on the matter Wednesday afternoon in case the issue gets quick approval on the House floor.

“What we see happening here in the city and the state is careening from one crisis to the next,” said Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont, who wants a comprehensive solution to all Chicago systems, not just two. “What we want to see is a long-term plan.”


The bill is SB1922.



Associated Press writer Kerry Lester contributed.


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