Thursday, June 1, 2023
- The House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, but Republicans in Illinois’ congressional delegation were against it.
- Advocates rallied at the Joliet Diocese Wednesday after a report revealed the Catholic Church in Illinois did not disclose hundreds of clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse.
- Governor J.B. Pritzker visited Champaign’s International Prep Academy Wednesday to promote spending in the new state budget for preschool education.
- Decatur Public Schools temporarily closed its two Dennis Lab School campuses Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution” to assess structural concerns.
In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the passage of the annual budget and how Democrats used a supermajority to pass bills Republicans were opposing.
Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Camryn Cutinello, Jim Meadows and Emily Hays.