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Illinois Democrats’ plan seeks to divest from Russian debt

State Capitol in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Democrats who control the state Capitol are urging members of the General Assembly to approve sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker released a statement with House and Senate leaders pledging swift action on legislation and declared Russian President Vladimir Putin “must be stopped.”

A House Democrat has introduced a plan to divest in Russian debt, expand the state’s refugee program to include Ukrainians, and set up a panel to investigate the laundering of Russian money in Illinois real estate.

The proposal by Democratic Rep. Lindsey LaPointe of Chicago has yet to be assigned for a public hearing.

 

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