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State Week: Radogno Resigns And Still No Budget

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Brian Mackey
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NPR Illinois

Illinois is beginning a third straight year without a real budget. Legislators say they're close to a deal and continue to negotiate — but is that for real or just for show?

Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont announced she's resigning effective Saturday. She instigated the effort at bipartisan compromise that became known as the "grand bargain." Republicans have already selected Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, to succeed her.

Brian Mackey hosts with regular panelist Charlie Wheeler and guests Tony Arnold of Chicago public radio station WBEZ and Amanda Vinicky of Chicago Tonight, which airs on PBS station WTTW.

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