Heavy rain in Southern Illinois prompted Gov. Quinn to issue a disaster proclamation for the area. On Monday, he described the situation as “very difficult and potentially dangerous.”Tuesday, lawmakers return to Springfield to work on other challenges like education and the state budget.
Illinois lawmakers are off to a busy start this year. The 97th Illinois General Assembly will be sworn in next week but current House and Senate members are already back at work for a short veto session.Among the items up for consideration are proposals to bring casino gambling to Chicago,