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Senate Dems to push forward on 'grand bargain'

Fed-up Illinois Senate Democrats plan to put the "grand bargain" budget compromise to the test, calling each of the dozen or so measures for votes to let them rise or fall on their own, a top senator said Tuesday.

Assistant Majority Leader Donne Trotter's comments came as Republicans and Democrats spent Tuesday blaming each other for unwillingness to negotiate as the General Assembly's scheduled May 31 adjournment looms and time runs short for avoiding the start of a third straight fiscal year without a budget. Trotter said the time has come to vote it up or down.

"People who want to move the state forward are going to move the state forward," Trotter...

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