Lawmakers in Springfield are back to work this week.
If this was a typical time around the Capitol the final touches would be put on the state budget. But this is anything by normal as the state pushes towards a third year without a comprehensive spending plan. Governor Bruce Rauner says that he hears the Senate is getting close to another balanced budget.
Many place the blame right at Rauner for blowing up the Senate’s last attempt at a grand bargain budget earlier this year.