State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) said she was blindsided by State Rep. Mark Kalish’s (D-Skokie) decision not to vote for the Reproductive Health Act. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

An effort to unseat a Skokie lawmaker who did not vote for a bill designed to expand abortion rights has focused attention whether the Illinois Democratic Party has room for those who are reluctant to back Gov. JB Pritzker’s push to make Illinois “the most progressive state in the nation for access to reproductive health care.”

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