Overtime: Illinois House to stay in session through Sunday

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR/AP) -- The Illinois House intends to be in session through Sunday, according to a recently released statement.

The statement reads: "Due to volume of work load, the House will be in Session at least through Sunday, June 2. Today, the House intends to adjourn at a reasonable hour."

Friday was the last scheduled day of the General Assembly’s spring session, but the House has issued overtime. The House does not expect session to last past Sunday.

The Illinois Legislature will look to churn out a state budget. Paperwork has moved in anticipation of adopting a spending plan of about $39 billion, but few details have emerged.

It promises to be a long day at the Illinois Capitol. Unresolved substantive measures join the budget. Legislation to legalize recreational use of marijuana has cleared​ the Senate and the House. Statutory protections for abortion have House OK and await Senate action.

Neither a long-discussed measure to legalize sports betting nor a massive expansion of casino gambling has seen action.

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has called for a $41.5 billion state construction program. But some say gambling expansion is necessary to fund it.