Just in: Illinois today passed two important bills. One is for automatic voter registration, and the other is a compromise bill protecting immigrants from arrest solely based on immigration status. The governor today signed both. Good for Illinois & for Rauner signing them.
Lest anyone thing this is no big deal since Illinois is a blue state -- it is, but there is a Republican governor and lieutenant governor, and downstate Illinois (the tip of which is actually south of Kentucky!) is very conservative.
You can read more about it here in the Chicago Tribune.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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