A stop-gap budget is on its way to Governor Bruce Rauner, and that's as far as it will probably get. Legislators are moving forward on another front, too.
Just before Illinois began its new fiscal year at the start of the month, Gov. Rauner rejected the bulk of the state budget. Meaning Illinois is without one. That's left service providers and state employees wondering when, and if, they'll be paid.
Democrats say the temporary budget they've now passed will keep the most important needs covered, through July. Here’s one top Senate Democrat, Heather Steans: