Illinois General Assembly heads into session’s final 6 weeks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly is back in Springfield and is heading into the final six weeks of its spring session. The House appeared briefly Monday afternoon, positioning legislation for final votes. The Senate returns Tuesday. The Senate will take up a House-approved measure to provide $800 million in emergency funding. The “lifeline” budget would come from special funds that continue to collect tax dollars despite a two-year budget impasse.