Illinois has bills to pay after 2 years without budget plan 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Now that Illinois finally has a state budget, it’s time to start paying the bills. Lawmakers approved a $36 billion spending plan last week after overriding vetoes of the proposal by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. The plan includes a tax hike to in part help the state pay bills that piled up during the two-year budget impasse. The Revenue Department says employers will start withholding additional money from paychecks within the next few weeks.