Money piled up this week up as high-rolling candidates entered statewide races, pushing some newcomers to the wayside and sending some seasoned professionals into frenzied fundraising. The first outlines of possible Veto Session legislation are starting to become clear, although the House’s agenda has not taken a distinct shape. Contenders for the first 3-day window include a new abortion bill, a debt transparency measure, and a vetoed labor-protective bill. In the midst of it all, Gov. Bruce Rauner faces a new lawsuit from a familiar face.

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