Lightford, Castro talk session, reopening on Chicago Tonight

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Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) and Sen. Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) appeared via video teleconference on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight for an interview with Carol Marin earlier this week.


Lightford and Castro answered questions regarding Gov. JB Pritzker’s plan to Reopen Illinois and the upcoming return to Springfield to hold session on May 20, 21, and 22. They spoke of legislative priorities for the busy yet pandemic-shortened session period, how to balance reopening the economy with public safety, the safety concerns surrounding legislators convening and what needs to be done to address the needs of struggling families in Illinois.

Also interviewed were State Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) and State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville). You can view the full interview here.