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Illinois agencies invited to tell lawmakers how they'll operate if there's no budget deal


SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois House has invited 15 state agencies to report on how they intend to carry out operations if there's no state budget in place by Wednesday.

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago said Monday that the House would meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Springfield to hear from important agencies under the control of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The new governor and Democrats in the General Assembly have been struggling to find common ground on a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Wednesday.

Madigan has asked the agencies to discuss their plans for a government "shutdown," what payments must continue because of court orders, how ongoing services will be provided and more.

Agencies invited include those administering prisons, personnel, child protection, welfare, transportation and unemployment.

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