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Speaker Madigan Summons House Back to Session

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    NEWSLETTERS

    That didn't take long.

    Speaker of the House Michael Madigan has summoned back to Springfield legislators who failed to take action on a special tax break for a pair of Illinois businesses.

    They may be close to a deal that would keep the retailer and financial powerhouse in the state.

    From Crain's:

    Multiple sources confirm that the House Revenue Committee is set to meet at 10 a.m. Monday, and the full House at noon.

    A spokesman for Senate President John Cullerton said that while he has not yet announced anything, "Tuesday is a good possibility."

    House Revenue Committee Chairman John Bradley, D-Marion, who has been leading negotiations on a big tax-break deal, said nothing yet is complete, but seemed to suggest that just a a few loose ends need to be tied up.

    The fact that a session has been called "is not a bad sign," Mr. Bradley said. "We want to get this done before the holidays and have some certainty."