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It’s round two of veto sessions in the Illinois capital. So the question is, was there any progress?

It was a long night for lawmakers as this week marks the last time they can pass or override Governor Bruce Rauner until they return next year.

But, some work did get done today. The senator overturned a bill that will now let substitute teachers apply for a refund after showing proof that they’ve taught for at least 10 days.

Another big issue was the debt transparency bill. Now, state agencies will be required to hand in monthly reports of their spending instead of yearly.

Lawmakers say this move is a better way to keep track of bills that go unpaid.

“Make sure our government is aware of the debts that were owed  and what we need to do to stay on top of it. This is really something we need and has been happening in our government for decades, the sooner we get a grip on it the better,” says Rep. Robert Martwick (D) Chicago.

 As for an update on sexual harassment training, the house did take time to do their sexual harassment training today.

The Senate will do theirs tomorrow.  

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