Illinois lawmakers are wrapping up their second week of their fall session with major issues left to resolve or resurrect.
Thursday is the last day of their 3-day session, but there still isn't a deal on a tax relief package for Chicago's major financial exchanges that threatened to leave Illinois. Lawmakers also may try to revive gambling expansion after a new measure failed Wednesday night in the Illinois House.
The gambling measure would have added five new casinos, including one in Chicago. The sponsor, Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie, says he'll see if he has enough votes to bring it back for another vote.
The House scheduled a session day for Nov. 21 so lawmakers can consider the tax package. The Senate was polling members about their availability.