The Illinois State Capitol is pictured in Springfield. (Jerry Nowicki / Capitol News Illinois)

Other measures regulate garbage truck littering, allow yoga in schools

Lawmakers passed more than 200 bills this week ahead of their scheduled May 24 adjournment. Many of the measures will soon head to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, including a bill that changes how damages accrue under Illinois’ first-in-the-nation biometric data privacy law.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (WTTW News via CNN)

President Joe Biden’s signature $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is expected to bring roughly $13 billion in aid to Illinois. We ask four state senators about the American Rescue Plan.

They’ll be faced with a lot of work when they reconvene from spring break. We discuss taxes, marijuana and meeting Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot with Illinois lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.