The 21st Show

Reporter roundtable: End of the Illinois legislative session

The Illinois capitol rotunda

The Illinois capitol rotunda Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

Early Saturday morning, state lawmakers in Springfield wrapped the spring legislative session, including approval of a $46.5 billion budget. Illinoisans may see a break at the gas pump and a check in the mail from Springfield, but there are also plenty of critics of the recently passed state budget. We broke down the details with two statehouse reporters.


Daniel Petrella 

State Government Reporter, Chicago Tribune 

Peter Hancock 

Statehouse Reporter, Capitol News Illinois



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