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Debate was hot and heavy in the Senate as lawmakers put a one month budget bill on the floor for a vote. The Senate Bill, which was similar to the House measure, is meant to fund the Government for one month to the tune of $2.25 billion. Democrats say it would fund essential services. Illinois News Network has more:

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The House will take up the Senate measure in Committee Wednesday evening with a possible vote Thursday next week.

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