Madigan Can’t Attend Budget Summit, Rauner Postpones It.

Springfield (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has postponed the Nov. 18 budget summit because a family matter will prevent House Speaker Michael Madigan from attending. Rauner deputy chief of staff Mike Schrimpf said Saturday that the meeting will instead be held Dec. 1 in Springfield. The change came shortly after Madigan released a statement saying he needed to attend an out-of-state family funeral next week. Schrimpf offered the governor’s condolences. The much-anticipated meeting will be the first time in months that the Republican governor and the four legislative leaders have met.