A high-stakes game of “chicken” between Senate Democrats and the rest of Illinois lawmakers has prompted Governor Pat Quinn to call for a special legislative session, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

In other news, the College Illinois! program continues to draw scrutiny, while Health Alliance and Humana have pursued legal action in response to an impending change to the state’s health insurance provider network.

When Senate Democrats adjourned May 31 without backing down from $430 million in add-ons to a bipartisan budget adopted by the Illinois House, it left the state’s road and capital construction program in jeopardy." />

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