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Can the state really be close to ending a two year stalemate on a budget and other issues sounding state government? This weekend details of a grand bargain started leaking out of the Illinois Senate. They include possible work abounds’ on tax increases, a short term property tax freeze and even changes to workers compensation. Governor Bruce Rauner has been pressing for some of those as part of his turn around agenda. For now he says its wait and see.

The lame duck session at the Illinois Capitol begins on Monday.