Illinois Budget Deadline: Jim Mertens’ blog

WQAD News 8's Jim Mertens is in Springfield offering live updates as the lawmakers wade through the budget discussions.

Follow along with Jim Mertens on Twitter.

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The Illinois House shortly after 11 a.m. today passed an appropriations amendment 90-25 paving the way for a budget compromise bill that will be passed along to the Senate for consideration.

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