Thursday’s ruling adds yet another to the growing list of government services deemed too important for the state to skip out on, even though Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats haven’t agreed on a spending plan.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s rejection of a spending plan gives Illinois lawmakers just five days to find an agreement and avoid the starting point of a government shutdown. But a Thursday rally on Chicago’s West Side shed some light into just how far apart things remain between Rauner and Democratic legislators.