House Returns to Springfield, But no Talk of Budget Mess

Springfield (AP) — The Illinois House returns to action Monday with a long list of legislation slated for committee hearings — but none about the unsettled budget that should have taken effect last July. Bills up for consideration include regulation of daily fantasy sports betting and easing access to police video under the Freedom of Information Act. There is a bill requiring warning labels on medicinal marijuana to provide buyers information about side effects of marijuana use. Other legislation would criminalize cyberbullying by parents, ban drone flights when they could potentially deliver prison contraband. A little over eight weeks remains in the scheduled spring session, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Legislature remain deadlocked on spending priorities and how to close a massive deficit.