Fall session wraps up, Democrats anticipate Capitol control
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly has ended its fall session as Democrats anticipate complete control of the state Capitol in January.
The Senate canceled its session Thursday. The House took limited action and bid farewell to outgoing members.
The 100th General Assembly will reconvene on Jan. 7 and 8, 2019, before the 101st is inaugurated on Jan. 9. Record Democratic majorities in both houses will watch Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker be sworn in Jan. 14.
Key action this week included implementing a law to increase the cap on damage awards in lawsuits against the state to $2 million from $100,000. And there’s now a 90-day deadline in law for police agencies to take action to help immigrant victims of crime who cooperate with police get visas to stay in the U.S.