Illinois Senate Continues "Grand Bargain" Work

Feb 28, 2017

The Illinois Senate could make another run at the so-called Grand Bargain.

The bipartisan deal is meant to end the stalemate, which has hobbled Illinois government for more than a year-and-a-half.

Earlier this month, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno was on WGN Radio. She said if senators couldn't get the deal rolling, they "may as well just go home."
 
"I'm hoping that we will be able to vote on this on Feb. 28, when the Senate comes back. The urgency here is critical. We have to get this moving."
 
The deal has been constantly changing, but has always included an income tax increase and a property tax freeze.

It also has changes in law meant to help businesses, and to let school districts save money.