It finally happened. Although not present in the Capitol, Senate President John Cullerton released the hold on education-funding reform bill SB1 late yesterday and sent it to the desk of Governor Bruce Rauner. Once Rauner returns his vetoes, the Senate has 15 days to either accept Rauner’s vetoes or override him. After chambers adjourned for the day, SB1 negotiators took to House Speaker Mike Madigan’s office, spending more than an hour behind closed doors before disappearing through side exits. Republican negotiators were then seen going into Rauner’s office.  

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