Rebecca's Picture of the Moment

May 10, 2003

Illinois Capitol Dome

This past Thursday and Friday, I attended an Illinois Depository Library Conference at the Illinois State Library in Springfield. The State Capitol is just across the street from the library, and we paid a visit on Friday afternoon when the conference was over. there is a balcony in both the House and the Senate where the public are welcome to come and watch their government in action. The House seemed to be out to lunch, but we did sit in on the Senate session for about five minutes. They passed about 6 Bills while we were watching, Which we could follow by watching one of the two scoreboards in the room which shows the bill number and name, and tallies the votes as they are entered. To signal the start of voting, a bell rings, and the Senators all begin entering their votes. It was really cool!
Picture taken May 9, 2003

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