Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford (center) said Thursday the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ agenda will be the “heart and soul” of the lame duck session.

The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ multifaceted agenda, ethics reform and other issues are set to be considered when the Illinois General Assembly reconvenes Friday for a multi-day lame duck session.

The session, which begins with House lawmakers gathering at the Bank of Springfield Convention Center at noon, comes 229 days after the legislature wrapped up a 2020 session that was shortened to four days in May because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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