Lawmakers Split On Special Session Chances For Success 

(Springfield, IL)  —  Will this be the week when Illinois lawmakers finally get a budget? Depends on who you ask. Lawmakers are split on whether the special session, which starts Wednesday, will amount to much. Democrats in the Illinois Senate have said they already passed a budget, and Democrats in the Illinois House have been critical of the Republican spending plan. Illinois lawmakers are trying to come to terms on a new budget by the end of the month.