Less than a week from the scheduled May 31 session adjournment and many pressing state issues still await consideration by lawmakers, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

However, as legislators prepare to vote on legislative and congressional redistricting maps, Illinois Republicans released a map May 26 that they say better reflects the fair representation, competitive elections and greater accountability Illinois voters deserve.

Also during the week, a downstate insurance switch sparked public concern, while Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford spoke out against additional borrowing to pay the state’s bills.

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