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Compromise Budget Plan Awaits Action In State Senate

Illinois Senators are expected to soon consider a complicated deal meant to end to Illinois’ 18-month budget standoff.

That has some legislators worried about what such a compromise would mean for the future.

Participants in Saturday's Women's March in downtown Champaign make their way down Park Avenue.
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An Estimated 5,000 Attend Women’s March In Downtown Champaign

On a day that has seen huge crowds in cities across the country, the Champaign County Young Democrats brought out an estimated 5,000 people to protest Friday's inauguration of President Donald Trump. Following a series of speeches in Westside Park Saturday, the group made its way through downtown Champaign. The event was touted as an official sister march to the national Women's March on Washington.

Protesters demonstrate against new U.S. President Donald Trump in Sydney, Australia.
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Women’s Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

As the Women's March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday's demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer. Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, and in countries around the world.

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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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.