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Lawmakers in the Illinois House on Thursday approved an emergency one-month budget which passed on July 1 in the Senate with no Republican support. But a pass in the House may not resolve the budget impasse, as Gov. Bruce Rauner has vowed to veto the temporary spending plan.

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The Illinois House failed to approve a bill that would have delayed CPS’ massive pension payment due at the end of the month. Chicago Tonight Springfield reporter Amanda Vinicky has the latest on that and why the Governor’s office skipped a House and Revenue Finance Committee meeting.

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Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, joins us. View a timeline of his career.

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From congressman to convict -- to congressional candidate? Paris Schutz has more on why former Congressman Mel Reynolds wants his old seat back.

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