Legislators and lobbyists will once again fill Illinois' capitol this week, as the General Assembly returns from a two-week break.
This is the time the legislative session ratchets up - as it will until a scheduled May 31 adjournment.
The Senate will take up legislation already approved by the House, or vice versa -- either killing proposals or sending them to the governor's desk. For example: a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. It passed the Senate, but is awaiting a vote in the House.