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Kimberly Lightford

What lawmakers left, accomplished this spring session

Illinois lawmakers wrapped up their scheduled spring session Sunday, and while the Democratic-led General Assembly passed a spending plan that is $3 billion out of balance, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he won't sign anything he considers "a fake budget, a phony budget, an unbalanced budget." Lawmakers will begin a summer overtime session as soon as Thursday, when the House reconvenes. The Senate returns June 9. As a summer showdown looms between Democrats in the Legislature and Rauner over just how much the state should spend on what, here's a look at the Legislature's actions, or lack thereof, this session. ___ BUDGET Both Democratic-led chambers...

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