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.