Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey Collapses in Legislative Session

Jan 11, 2021

A southeastern Illinois House Republican collapsed during a session of the General Assembly over the weekend.

Representative Darren Bailey of Clay County was seen laying on the floor of the Bank of Springfield Center, where the House is meeting Sunday to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bailey was seen getting onto a gurney under his own power and gave a thumbs up while being wheeled out.

House Republican leader Jim Durkin says Bailey has been experiencing some ``gastrointestinal issues.” Bailey reported Monday all of his tests came back clear and he is ready to get back to work.

Bailey gained notice last year when he sued Gov. J.B. Pritzker over his stay-at-home order. A judge ruled Pritzker's orders legal.