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Veto session enters home stretch

Lawmakers were wrapping up the fall veto session in Springfield. Some of the issues they were considering were significant to Chicago--from gambling to red light cameras. Furthermore, owners of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange waited to see if legislatures will give them a tax break to stay put. The session may be most notable for the big-ticket items still left to do, such as pension reform and a final state budget. Kristen McQueary, statehouse reporter for WBEZ and the Chicago News Cooperative, gave Eight Forty-Eight a sense of what's been sticky and what’s been smooth in the veto session.

Music Button: The Boardwalkers, "Bonzai Pipeline", from the CD Shots In The Dark, (Donna/Del-Fi)

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