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Illinois lawmakers return for special session


Springfield, Ill. – Illinois lawmakers will meet in Springfield Tuesday to make another go at passing a state budget.

Lawmakers could override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of a budget that they approved last month, or they could pass a new budget now and figure out in November how to balance it.

Meanwhile, Quinn signed a long-delayed $31 billion statewide construction plan on Monday.

Labor leaders applauded the bill because it has been 10 years since the state last had a major capital construction program.

Quinn said the measure will help schools, roads bridges and public transit systems.