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In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 photo, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks to reporters outside Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office during veto session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
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News Local/State
January 20, 2017

Cullerton, Radogno Promise Budget-Package Vote Wednesday

Illinois Senate leaders plan to vote on a compromise budget deal next week. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton of Chicago and Minority Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont told the Chicago Tribune editorial board that they will put the proposal to a floor vote Wednesday. It would raise income taxes, borrow to pay off overdue bills, expand casino gambling, and freeze local property taxes.

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in advance of Friday's inauguration.
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News Local/State
January 20, 2017

NPR Live Coverage: Donald Trump’s Inauguration Speech, Annotated

Reporters from the NPR Politics team will be analyzing Donald Trump's Inauguration speech as it happens, and adding footnotes to go with the transcript. Look for updates from the time the speech starts, until about an hour after its conclusion.

President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, waves as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in advance of Friday's inauguration.
Evan Vucci / AP
News Local/State
January 20, 2017

NPR Live Coverage: Inauguration Day

Follow our live coverage for news of the day, photos and videos from the National Mall, and for analysis on what the day's events mean for the world. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

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