Illinois lawmakers set to vote on stopgap spending deal

Sen. William Delgado, D-Chicago, right, who is retiring from the Senate this week, shakes hands with fellow senator Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, during a standing ovation on the Senate floor in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Illinois lawmakers and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner were trying to craft a short-term budget deal Wednesday to ensure public schools open this fall and other services are funded while a fight over a full spending plan continues. (David Spencer/The State Journal-Register via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are expected to vote on a stopgap spending deal that would ensure schools open in August and would fund state services for the next six months.

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