Illinois House cancels this week’s session, Senate will meet

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House won’t be meeting in Springfield this week as planned. On Friday, House Speaker Michael Madigan sent a notice to his chamber canceling the two-day session this week. Madigan spokesman Steve Brown says the “workload was not there.” House members are expected to return on Jan. 27, when Governor Rauner is due to give his State of the State address. The Illinois Senate will still meet this week. Senators are due back on Wednesday. The schedule changes come as Illinois enters its seventh month without a budget for the fiscal year that began last July.