Virtual Illinois House hearings begin Monday as minority Republicans worry about fairness

The Illinois House will begin virtual hearings Monday.

While legislators are excited to get back to work, some are worried about whether remote hearings will be conducive to doing the people’s work.

The Senate approved virtual hearings last spring and has conducted several hearings over the last eight months. The House approved virtual hearings when members last met in person on Feb. 10.

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, said nothing will replace in-person hearings, but with continued concerns about COVID-19, she said remote meetings are better than not meeting at all as was the
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