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Is there really a grand bargain in the works for a state budget? Senate leaders seem to have been give the rope to negotiate on number of items outside of state spending and may just have a number of bills to bring to a vote. Details are still sketchy but it appears that compromise between Senate Dem’s and Republicans might be found on spending, taxing, pension reform, gambling expansion and even workers compensation. Governor Bruce Rauner says he’s hearing of progress.

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