Illinois Senate Cancels Budget Votes; Leader Blames RaunerThe Illinois Senate's top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making.
Lawmakers Return To Springfield With Senate Budget Deal In The WorksIllinois lawmakers were headed to Springfield on Monday for the final two days of session before a new General Assembly is sworn in, and a possible Senate budget deal could be brought up for a vote.
Rauner Optimistic About Word Of Possible Budget DealGov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he was “heartened” by reports that state Senate leaders have made progress toward a deal to end the state budget stalemate.
Rauner Calls Off Leaders' Meetings Until Democrats Present Budget PlanIt appears Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s four legislative leaders won’t be meeting again Thursday as planned to discuss the ongoing budget impasse.
State Budget Stalemate Drags On With No Deal In SightGov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s top four lawmakers seemed to meet in vain Tuesday, attempting to end a two-year budget standoff, but they’ll give it another shot Thursday.
Senate GOP Leader Expects Short-Term Budget Deal By End Of The MonthA top Republican lawmaker said it’s likely the Illinois General Assembly will reach an agreement on a stopgap budget deal soon, but long-term solutions might take a while.
Election-Year Politics Dim Hopes Of Illinois Budget DealThe emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The missives from Republicans on Wednesday accused the majority party of approving a plan that's out of balance by $7 billion.
Daughter Of Illinois Senate Republican Leader DiesLisa Radogno injured her arm and leg in a hit-and-run in Washington back in May. It's believed that could be what triggered a blood clot that claimed her life Wednesday night.
State Senate Panel OKs Licenses For Illegal ImmigrantsThe Senate Executive Committee voted 12-2 to advance the plan.
Inaction On Pension Reform Costing Illinois $12.6 Million A Day: QuinnThe state could be another $1 billion or so in the hole before the Illinois General Assembly does anything. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Senate Leader Wants To Legalize Online PokerAccording to a report, Senate President John Cullerton discussed the idea of making Illinois an Internet gambling hub, suggesting the state could organize a major online poker game and gain worldwide popularity.
Illinois Republicans Seek More Workers' Comp ChangesThe ink is barely drive on Illinois' new workers' compensation law, but already, Republicans in the legislature are hoping to make far bigger changes.

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