The Illinois Senate adjourned for the summer just after midnight June 1 after a busy week during which lawmakers sent to Governor Pat Quinn a budget, redistricting maps, workers’ compensation reform, and a massing gambling expansion, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

Senate Republicans achieved a number of successes this session, blocking a massive borrowing effort and advancing a workers’ compensation reform package that supporters believe could result in half a billion dollars in savings. The Legislature also passed education reform that addresses teacher tenure and makes it easer to reward excellent teachers and to let go of bad teachers. And every Senate Republican lawmaker voted “no” against the 67 percent tax increase during the lame-duck session in January, and against the unbalanced budget that was sent to the Governor at the end of May." />

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