The statehouse may not have passed a budget in 2016, but they passed 190 new laws…

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Springfield, UNITED STATES: A member of the Obama Exploratory Committee waves his hands from the stage in front of the Old State Capitol where Senator Barack Obama, D-IL, is expected to make a formal announcement regarding his presidential bid 09 February 2007 in Springfield, Illinois. Obama will make his announcement 10 February. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Chicago Tribune’s state government and political reporter in Springfield Monique Garcia join Matt Bubala and Judy Pielach (in for Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes) with a look at Illinois’ 190 new laws taking effect in 2017 and the future of the budget impasse in Springfield.

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