Archive for June, 2018


What a difference a year makes – especially when it’s an election year. Illinois lawmakers this week approved a $38.5 billion budget for the new fiscal year set to begin July 1 --  before the May 31 midnight deadline, by a relatively wide margin, and with none of the acrimony that marked last year’s contentious end to a two-year budget stalemate between the Democratic-controlled legislature and Republican ...