Illinois House passes budget relying on federal funding

Illinois State Capitol Building- Springfield – Studstill Media Photo

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House passed a $40 billion state budget late Saturday that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 now heads to the Senate. The budget passed on a largely party-line vote of 68-44. Also Saturday, the House passed legislation pushed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to change the tax structure for a casino in the city.