Lawmakers back to work at Illinois Capitol

Associated Press
Updated 11/8/2011 8:47 AM

SPRINGFIELD -- There's plenty of work for lawmakers as they return to the Illinois Capitol for the last three days of the fall session.

The session resumes Tuesday and lawmakers will decide what, if anything, they'll do about pension changes, gambling expansion and budget questions.


All the major issues are still up in the air as lawmakers negotiate, count votes, put the finishing touches on legislation and study the details.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to meet Tuesday with legislative leaders and that could help determine what gets done and what doesn't this session.

Some of the high-profile issues include giving tax relief to Illinoisans and businesses, including Chicago's major financial exchanges, because they have threatened to leave the state. A vote is also expected on a measure to expand gambling.

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