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May 25, 2017

Today's House calendar history refers to the "Capone Bloc" from the late 1940s of some Chicago reps with ties to the Capone syndicate.

May 24, 2017

Senate bill to borrow $7 billion to pay old bills gets House committee hearing. Committee takes out $7 b to come up with a new number.

May 23, 2017

While Senate debated budget bills, House Speaker Madigan issued a statement saying the House would consider them "thoughtfully."

May 23, 2017

No debate on budget bill. Passes Senate 33-23-2

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