The Springfield Sprint

The taxes timer ticks this week as lawmakers try to hit their May 31 budget deadline. Will they extend the tax hike beyond the end of the year? Follow along here all week for live updates.

  1. Both of Quinn's options were fraught with political peril for Democrats, who control the Illinois House and Senate and can approve budgets without Republican help. House Democrats made clear they wouldn't vote for a tax extension, and they soundly rejected a budget with deep cuts.
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