Governor Reportedly Looking At Special Session 

(Springfield, IL)  —  It looks like Illinois lawmakers are coming back to Springfield, even though there are questions as to what they will do.  NBC 5 in Chicago last night reported that Governor Bruce Rauner will call lawmakers back to the Capitol next week for a special session.  Lawmakers left town last month without agreeing to a state budget.  The governor wants to come to terms on a state spending plan before the state’s new fiscal year begins in July. Rauner says he will sign the latest budget plan in Springfield if it reaches his desk.  Republicans yesterday offered a budget that would raise income taxes and freeze property for four years.  The plan builds on the Senate Democratic budget that passed last month.  Governor Rauner says if lawmakers approve this plan, he will sign it.