SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The Illinois House is returning to the Capitol to begin the final week of the legislative session.
Lawmakers still have many issues to tackle as they convene Sunday. They include Illinois' worst-in-the-nation state pension crisis and a court-ordered deadline for legislation to allow public possession of guns. Legislators also need to approve a roughly $35 billion budget. And supporters are hoping the House will approve a measure legalizing same-sex marriage. Gov. Pat Quinn has said he will sign the bill, which would make Illinois the 13th state in the country to allow gay marriage.
The Senate will return to Springfield on Monday, when Democrats in both chambers will likely unveil their draft budget. The session is scheduled to end Friday.