Illinois Prepares for School Year Without State FundingIllinois school districts are starting to make plans to start the year without state funding.
Ticket Sales Resume After $4 Million Loss from Illinois LotteryIllinois Lottery officials say the state lost about $4 million by halting sales of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets due to the state budget stalemate.
Illinois House OKs Budget, Ends Historic ImpasseIllinois House overrides governor's budget-package veto to enact first spending plan since 2015.
UPDATE: Illinois Capitol Lockdown Lifted After Hazmat SituationTensions are high at the Illinois capitol building ahead of a House budget vote after the building was locked down for a hazmat situation, KMOX's Alex Degman reports.
No Budget Vote in Illinois Senate, MondayLegislators expected back to resume talks on 4th of July
Illinois House Votes to Raise Taxes, Rauner Says He Will VetoThe House voted 72-45 Sunday on a 32 percent increase in the personal income tax rate.
Tonight's Powerball Drawing Could Be Illinois' LastIt could be lights out for Powerball in Illinois after tonight's drawing.
Lottery Vendors, Players Worry About Possible Loss Of Mega Millions & PowerballState under notice that Illinois will be dumped without a budget by the end of June.
Illinois Governor Calls Special Session to Force Budget Deal"We have tough, urgent choices to make, and the Legislature must be present to make them,'' he said.
Lottery May Dump Illinois Unless the State Agrees On a BudgetIllinois Lottery Acting Director Greg Smith said Thursday that the lack of a budget will result in players being "denied the opportunity'' to participate in popular games.
Metro East Democrats: We're Ready for Tough Votes, But...Will they be willing to take the tough votes they don't agree with?
Illinois Lawmakers Sue to Get Paid Despite State Budget MessSix state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding the Illinois comptroller cut them paychecks they haven't seen since May.

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