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Plunging Temperatures Send Illinois Lawmakers Home

Predicted severe weather conditions have forced the Illinois House to cancel sessions the rest of the week. 

The House met Tuesday and adopted rules for the 101st General Assembly and adopted plans to receive Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget plans in an address scheduled for next month. The House calendar called for sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. 

But the National Weather Service forecast for Wednesday night called for temperatures in Chicago as low as minus 28, with wind chills near minus 50.

The Senate met Tuesday and is still scheduled to convene Wednesday and Thursday. 

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