Mawa IqbalStatehouse Reporter
Mawa is a statehouse reporter, covering the Illinois legislature for WBEZ and Illinois Public Radio. Before coming to Springfield, Mawa worked as a general assignment reporter at WYSO, the NPR-affiliate station for Southwest Ohio. There, she covered policing and local government. Mawa earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. In her free time, she is either learning how to play guitar or watching bad reality TV shows.
Representatives were racing to beat a Friday deadline to get bills out of the chamber, with about two months left in the spring legislative session.
The challenges keep coming in reaction to a new state law that gun owners say violates their Second Amendment rights.