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Rep. Severin was disappointed with Gov. Pritzker's social agenda in his State of the State address

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Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton)

During his State of the State message Wednesday, Governor J-B Pritzker touched on what he calls a virulent strain of nationalism on the extreme right that wants to marginalize people and ideas they don’t like.

He says he won't tolerate the banning of books from school libraries on racism and LGBTQ issues.

State Representative Dave Severin from Benton says that didn't sit well with him.

"If somebody's interested in those things, it's fine for them if they want to search those things out on their own, but don't force that in the education of our students and children."

Severin says pushing issues such as these and abortion is not what Illinois is about.

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