Cullerton Calls Budget Special Session a 'Political Stunt'Not passing a budget could trigger a downgrade of Illinois' credit rating to ``junk'' status, among other things.
Illinois Budget Action on Hold for Atleast Two WeeksSenate President John Cullerton originally planned to call it for a vote this week, but it's not quite ready.
Rauner Praises House Vote to Block Lawmaker Pay Raise
Gay Marriage Remains A Tough Sell In IllinoisDespite Democratic majorities in both houses, support for gay marriage remains weak.
An End to Politically Connected College ScholarshipsIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign a bill that does away with controversial and sometimes abused legislative scholarships.
Tax Breaks in Illinois ... MaybeLawmakers are considering a package of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. One version has already passed the Senate, but bombed in the House.

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