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Quinn to sign bill creating new Special Olympics Lottery game

Gov. Pat Quinn is set Friday to enact legislation that will create a new Illinois Lottery game, the proceeds from which will benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

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Budget decisions not only matter Springfield deferred this spring

With the November election on their minds, state lawmakers used their spring session to pass a stopgap budget that neither extended a tax increase set to expire Jan. 1, six months into the fiscal year, or cut spending in anticipation of fewer tax dollars.

But there were other key topics deferred including a Cook County pension revamp, and a long-discussed makeover in how the state gives school districts money. In the case of both, the Senate took action but the House ran out the clock. 

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