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Published: Nov. 27, 2016 at 10:17 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR)— It has been nearly two years since Illinois has had a state budget, and our local law makers say it doesn't look like there will be one going into the next calendar year. Both Senator Syverson, a republican, and Senator Stadelman, a democrat, say political games are getting in the way of doing what's right for the state.

"People need to set aside their political agendas and focus on the budget,” said Stadelman. “That should be a priority in moving this state forward."

"That's the unfortunate thing,” said Syverson. “The election is over and politics should be set aside now. We should be putting Illinois first."

Senators say there are only three days left for them to set a budget before they leave Springfield for the rest of the calendar year. They hope if no budget is passed they can at least pass another short term stop gap budget.