Illinois lawmakers left Springfield a month ago fractured, indignant and without a budget. They'll return this morning for another try at a compromise.
Gov. Bruce Rauner and the legislature's four top leaders met fairly often toward the end of May, when they were supposed to have passed a new state budget.
But the meetings were short, often taking less than an hour. And the leaders comments after were often curt.
Compare that with Tuesday night, when leaders met for three hours.