The photos were taken shortly after the House Democrats cleared out of the chamber despite the requests from Republicans to keep working.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, who determines the session schedule, put in place a four week gap in the month of March for what many assume is political reasons. The House is not set to be back in session until April 4th.
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