An attempt to reach a deal on Governor Bruce Rauner's pro-business, anti-labor demands isn't working out for House Democrats who are set to go it alone on a new state budget.
That's the takeaway from a meeting between Rauner and the legislative leaders this morning.
Republicans, led by Rauner, say they won't increase taxes to balance the budget until they get fundamental economic changes.
To that end, bipartisan groups of legislators have been meeting in private on the governor's agenda.
House Speaker Michael Madigan says he told Rauner: