Republican members of the House want to be back to work in Springfield. House Leader Jim Durkin says that the Speaker of the House and President of the Illinois Senate control when they return to the legislature. But they have been given guidelines from IDPH how to operate safely when they return to work. And he says that time is now, but it doesn’t have to be at the state capitol and could be held in a bigger venue.
Durkin says the four legislative leaders have only met by conference call two times since lawmakers left Springfield.