A New Illinois General Assembly Is Sworn In

After an exhausting lame duck session, a new Illinois General Assembly was sworn in Wednesday afternoon.

The legislature faces a daunting year, with the pandemic continuing and a huge budget deficit looming.

Senate president Don Harmon says there is much work to be done, such as passing ethics reforms.

Democrats hold a supermajority in both the senate and the house, where a new speaker has been elected.

Republicans say they want to work to improve the business climate in Illinois and get government spending under control.