Illinois' top political leaders remain divided. Tomorrow there will be only eight days left for them to reach a budget deal.
It's crunch time, says Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno:
"It is critically important that we complete this task within the next eight days or it becomes much more difficult."
More difficult, because it takes a supermajority -- rather than a simple one -- to pass a budget after the end of this month.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has gone out of his way to strike an optimistic tone that it can happen.