The President of the Illinois Senate says he's optimistic the budget showdown can be resolved before state services are affected. Illinois' current spending plan expires at the end of this month, but there's no deal on a new one.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is still pushing his agenda, which includes pro-business laws and forcing legislators to limit their terms in office. The Republican's ideas have landed with a thud in the Democratic-led General Assembly.
Despite their differences, Senate President John Cullerton says progress is being made.