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The Illinois Legislature adjourned its spring session having passed a new state budget and other key measures, but leaving some business undone. Here's a look at what passed - and what didn't:
Almost a day ahead of deadline, the Illinois General Assembly wrapped up its spring session early Saturday after approving a $1 billion capital bill to fund road and bridge projects around the state.
Gov. Pat Quinn says the budget that lawmakers approved "didn't get the job done."
Plans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn't call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support.
The Illinois Legislature wound down its spring session Friday after sending Gov. Pat Quinn a state budget that majority Democrats acknowledge postpones tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue - including possibly making Illinois' temporary tax increase permanent - until after the November election.
The Illinois Legislature has sent Gov. Pat Quinn legislation to make grants more transparent as lawmakers investigate his mismanaged Chicago anti-violence program.
Illinois lawmakers have advanced a plan to make state grants more transparent as legislators investigate Gov. Pat Quinn's mismanaged Chicago anti-violence program.
In a story May 28 about a hearing in Springfield on an anti-violence program, The Associated Press erroneously reported Republican Sen. Jason Barickman's hometown. He is from Bloomington.