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A package of legislation aimed at ending a two-year Illinois budget standoff is back to the House.

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Illinois lawmakers are back to work after a dramatic vote in the House Sunday to increase income taxes by 32 percent.

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The Illinois Senate could take up some lingering issues related to the "grand bargain" budget compromise.

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The Illinois Senate has adjourned without taking action on remaining items from the "grand bargain" budget compromise. 

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An updated method of funding public schools in Illinois won wide Senate support Wednesday, but Gov. Bruce Rauner's office came out in opposition to the plan.

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The Illinois Senate returns to work after a stormy day in which Democrats pushed ahead with votes on the "grand bargain" budget compromise.

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Illinois Senate Democrats plan to vote on the "grand bargain" budget compromise.

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The Illinois Senate returns to work a day after acrimony over a failed attempt to reach a budget compromise.

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The Illinois Senate returns to Springfield along with a promise of continued work on a budget compromise.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he's disappointed that the Senate has rejected expanded background checks for gun purchases.

Kirk was one of four Republicans to vote in favor of the proposal, which failed Wednesday, 56-46. Five Senate Democrats voted against the measure.

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