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Senate leadership reveals state budget legislation package

Nora Shelly, City Editor

January 10, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories, State

Leaders in the Illinois Senate presented a package of bills meant to help the General Assembly pass a budget on Monday. Sen. President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and Senate minority leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) negotiated...

Rauner signs temporary budget to alleviate year-long stalemate

Nora Shelly, Reporter

June 30, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a stopgap budget Thursday that will fund the state until January, compromising with lawmakers a full year after Illinois began operating without a spending plan. The six-month budget, which passed by...