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ANALYSIS: Late-night legislating not unusual in Illinois, but process can be messy ANALYSIS: Late-night legislating not unusual in Illinois, but process can be messy

ANALYSIS: Late-night legislating not unusual in Illinois, but process can be messy

It was 6 a.m. Saturday, April 9, by the time lawmakers adjourned their regular spring session which had been scheduled to conclude the day prior. For everyone involved, including the press corps, it was a grueling process capped by a full-day slog that began Friday morning and ended as the Saturday morning sun rose.

Pritzker signs final first-term budget ahead of reelection push Pritzker signs final first-term budget ahead of reelection push

Pritzker signs final first-term budget ahead of reelection push

Gov. JB Pritzker signed his final first-term budget into law Tuesday, a roughly $46 billion spending plan buoyed by pandemic-driven revenue windfalls and a current-year surplus that helped the state pay down debts and offer temporary tax relief. 

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