For only the second time this year, Gov. Bruce Rauner and the four legislative leaders are set to meet, Tuesday, in Springfield. It comes as Illinois' historic budget stalemate yawns into May, with two weeks left in legislators' regular session schedule.
These "leaders' meetings" are private, but NPR Illinois Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky had the chance to get some perspective about where the leaders stood going into the confab.
Listen for portion of her exclusive interviews on Monday with the General Assembly's Democratic leaders, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.