CHICAGO - With Illinois' political ethics getting national scrutiny, the state Senate yesterday approved a series of reforms pushed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich one day after the chamber unanimously overrode his veto of a first-time ban on campaign contributions from contractors with large state contracts.

The measures, advanced to the House by the Senate yesterday in a 50-to-1 vote, were written into the original bipartisan ethics bill by Blagojevich when he vetoed the measure last month. The original bill won overwhelming approval from the General Assembly this spring.

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