SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have left Springfield for a two-week Spring Break before their final eight-week push toward resolving the state's most pressing problems.
Legislators went on break Friday after arguably making some progress this week toward fixing Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis that is derailing the state's budget.
But they have yet to find traction on the proposed approval of same-sex marriage and a contentious oil-drilling practice.
Lawmakers will attempt to regulate the carrying of concealed weapons upon their return from break. They face a summer deadline imposed by a federal court to that struck down Illinois' conceal carry ban in December.
Also looming is yet another push for a gambling expansion calling for five new casinos and the need to approve a budget.
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