Gov. Rauner, Legislative Leaders to Meet This Week

Springfield — For the first time since mid-December, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders are scheduled to meet later this week. Since a series of meetings in December to discuss ways to bridge the budget impasse, no formal discussions have taken place between leadership and the governor. But Rauner says staff members have been in “almost daily communication,” and are promising new proposals to be offered during negotiations this week.