Eric Zorn: Haul Everybody to Springfield

Illinois law allows either the governor or the speaker of the House and the president of the Senate together to call a special legislative session, and I agree with the handful of lawmakers now demanding they do so.

"Please call us back," said Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, who is one of them. "The state's being trashed, our most vulnerable citizens are being hurt and we need to do our job. We need a budget. Let's vote on things. Let's get this out of the way."

McSweeney, who reiterated his loyalty to Rauner's agenda, proposes suspending the rules against floor amendments in order to facilitate freewheeling debate and compromise."

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