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Mawa Iqbal

Statehouse 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.

An advisory commission was supposed to vote on the plan Friday, but couldn’t because not enough lawmakers showed up to the meeting.
The legislation, which has bipartisan support, would take guns from people with restraining orders against them.