Budget Still In Limbo As Lawmakers Return To The Capitol

(Springfield, IL)  —  A growing number of Illinois lawmakers say they’re ‘cautiously optimistic’ about coming to terms on a state budget this year.  But there’s hardly any evidence that their optimism is anything more than wishful thinking.  Illinois leaders remain far apart on a state budget, even as lawmakers return to the Capitol this week.  Illinois hasn’t had a full state budget in two years.