Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks to reporters while on the Senate floor during special session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Jan. 8. Lawmakers return to the state Capitol this week with the budget impasse entering its second month and the Senate facing a tricky vote, whether to reject a pay increase for themselves and violate the state Constitution.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks to reporters while on the Senate floor during special session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Jan. 8. Lawmakers return to the state Capitol this week with the budget impasse entering its second month and the Senate facing a tricky vote, whether to reject a pay increase for themselves and violate the state Constitution. Seth Perlman Associated Press
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks to reporters while on the Senate floor during special session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on Jan. 8. Lawmakers return to the state Capitol this week with the budget impasse entering its second month and the Senate facing a tricky vote, whether to reject a pay increase for themselves and violate the state Constitution. Seth Perlman Associated Press

Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget

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