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(Adam Jones / Flickr)

Illinois lawmakers wrapped up their first day of the legislative session Wednesday — and it was full of drama as they took the rare move of temporarily kicking out one of their own.

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(Adam Jones / Flickr)

Come Friday, one man in Illinois will be exempt from the governor’s extended stay-at-home order: Republican state Rep. Darren Bailey. But the state is moving quickly to get a downstate judge’s decision reversed.

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New statewide totals: 45,883 cases, 1,983 deaths

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Lawrence Avenue in Albany Park (WTTW News)

A downstate judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday against the extension of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, a move the governor says risks the public’s health and safety.