As Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday conducted the latest in a series of news conferences unveiling pieces of his new administration, concerns mounted over a more immediate need to demonstrate plans to cope with an ever-increasing state budget deficit.
But on Sunday, Quinn said he would wait to see what Illinois would get from a congressional stimulus package and suggested that any decisive steps would wait until March, when he is scheduled to present lawmakers with a new state spending plan for the budget year that begins in July.
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