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Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.


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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
May 24, 2020 IL SB 264 Establishes 2020-2021 State Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
May 23, 2020 IL HB 2682 Authorizes the Sale of To-Go Cocktails Concurrence Vote Passed - House (104 - 6)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 516 Amends Tax Structure for Chicago Casino Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 14)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 2135 Establishes the "Government Emergency Administration Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 19)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 2135 Establishes the "Government Emergency Administration Act" Bill Passed - House (66 - 44)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 516 Amends Tax Structure for Chicago Casino Bill Passed - House (77 - 32)
May 23, 2020 IL SB 264 Establishes 2020-2021 State Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 44)
May 22, 2020 IL SB 1863 Expands Absentee Voting for the Upcoming General Election Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
May 22, 2020 IL SB 471 Establishes Worker Protections During Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - House (95 - 10)
May 21, 2020 IL HB 2455 Authorizes Worker Compensation for Essential and Frontline Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 4)
May 21, 2020 IL SB 1863 Expands Absentee Voting for the Upcoming General Election Bill Passed - House (72 - 43)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/24 SB 264 Establishes 2020-2021 State Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
5/23 HB 2682 Authorizes the Sale of To-Go Cocktails Concurrence Vote Passed - House (104 - 6)
5/23 SB 516 Amends Tax Structure for Chicago Casino Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (42 - 14)
5/23 SB 2135 Establishes the "Government Emergency Administration Act" Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (36 - 19)
5/23 SB 2135 Establishes the "Government Emergency Administration Act" Bill Passed - House (66 - 44)
5/23 SB 516 Amends Tax Structure for Chicago Casino Bill Passed - House (77 - 32)
5/23 SB 264 Establishes 2020-2021 State Budget Bill Passed - House (68 - 44)
5/22 SB 1863 Expands Absentee Voting for the Upcoming General Election Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (37 - 19)
5/22 SB 471 Establishes Worker Protections During Public Health Emergency Bill Passed - House (95 - 10)
5/21 HB 2455 Authorizes Worker Compensation for Essential and Frontline Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 4)
5/21 SB 1863 Expands Absentee Voting for the Upcoming General Election Bill Passed - House (72 - 43)

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