Senate President Don Harmon & Minority Leader Dan McConchie
January 21, 2021
To the Members of the Illinois Senate:
Legislating in the midst of a global pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges, and we are diligently working together to overcome each one. Our goal is to conduct a Spring Session that is as normal as possible while ensuring the safety of legislators, staff, and the public.
As we continue to develop policies and implement best practices that will allow us to safely conduct legislative business, it is in our best interest to announce that legislative session scheduled for the week of January 26th is canceled. It is our intent to have the proper procedures in place for a safe return to Springfield in February, hopefully by our next scheduled date, Tuesday, February 9 , 2021.
Between now and our return, we plan to begin conducting Senate business by way of remote committee hearings. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our respective Chiefs of Staff, Jake Butcher or Dale Righter.
Don Harmon Senate President
Dan McConchie Minority Leader
This new virus variant has public health officials totally spooked, with expectations of a massive third wave heading our way because of the absolutely unconscionable fiddling by Washington, DC since the vaccine was approved.