Madigan: Democrats Are Reviewing Latest Budget 

(Springfield, IL)  —  Illinois now has nine days to come to terms on a budget. Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan yesterday told reporters at the Capitol in Springfield that they are ‘reviewing’ the latest budget offer from Republicans. Lawmakers spent less than ten minutes on yesterday’s first day of special session. Illinois faces a series of dire consequences if the state doesn’t have a budget by the end of the month.