Illinois House and Senate have at least a few days yet to go

Illinois Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park). (Dave Dahl/WJBC)

By Dave Dahl

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers missed a self-imposed deadline of May 19 to finish their work for the spring, as there was never even a hint of a budget.

Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), bidding his troops farewell at about 9:15 Friday night, tried to use the perspective of years with May 31 adjournments. “On the 19th day of May 2019, it was a Sunday,” Harmon said. “We were still five days away from our third-reading deadline for House bills, and ten legislative days from our adjournment, which, by the way, drifted into June 1.”

The schedule now calls for both chambers to be in session Wednesday and Thursday, with the House in Friday as well.

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