“Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday called lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day special session beginning next week, to try to put an end to the historic budget impasse.

Rauner made the announcement in a Facebook video in which he also pushed for a Republican-backed ‘compromise’ budget plan. The clock is ticking toward the end of the fiscal year, with a new one beginning July 1.

‘Today, I’m calling the General Assembly back here to Springfield — a continuous special session that will start next week and stay in effect until a balanced budget is passed,’ Rauner said. ‘We have tough, urgent choices to make and the Legislature must be present to make them.'”

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