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Illinois Senate delays votes on sticky 'grand bargain' bills
May 18


Editors Note APNewsNow. Updates with Senate adjourning. Will stand.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The Illinois Senate has adjourned without taking action on remaining items from the ``grand bargain'' budget compromise.

Democrats who run the chamber had said they might push forward Thursday with remaining items after approving several parts of the compromise on Wednesday.

But what remains are some of the tougher measures. One would increase the personal income tax from 3.75 percent to 4. 5 percent and the corporate rate from 5.25 percent to 7 percent.

Republicans have agreed to those numbers but only in exchange for their preferred issues, including a property tax freeze for homeowners and cost-saving changes to the workers' compensation program.

Democrats have offered a two-year property tax freeze but that failed Wednesday. Talks continue on workers' compensation.

Both House and Senate are in session Friday.


By The Associated Press, Copyright 2017