Soon after taking office, Gov. Bruce Rauner set a goal of cutting Illinois' prison population by a quarter over the next decade. But the current budget crisis has cut off funding for programs that could be key to meeting his target.
Lawmakers were working Memorial Day and legislative leaders were meeting with Rauner in the afternoon, but the chances for an agreement are becoming slimmer by the hour. On Sunday, Gov. Bruce Rauner vowed to veto the spending plan approved by House Democrats last week.