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Lawmakers head home with no budget

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Illinois State Capitol.

By AP, KWMU

Springfield, IL – Illinois lawmakers left the state Capitol today despite the governor's call for them to spend at least five days a week working on a new budget.

The House adjourned until Tuesday. The Senate went home for a full week, until next Thursday.

The Senate's adjournment came as a surprise. President Emil Jones had recently said the Senate would be in session every day.

But there's little for rank-and-file lawmakers to do until the governor and top legislators negotiate a budget agreement.

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