Illinois lawmakers have scaled back their schedule for January's lame duck session in Springfield. Both the state Senate and House have cancelled days. The Senate meets January 2nd through the 4th. Senate officials canceled meeting January 5th through the 7th. Senate President John Cullerton's spokeswoman says the Senate may return on Tuesday, January 8, if senators need to respond to any House action. The House had planned to meet January 3rd, but a memo from House Speaker Michael Madigan's office says the initial days are cancelled and representatives won't meet until Sunday, January 6th. They plan to also meet January 7th and 8th. Lawmakers could consider legislation on driver's licenses for illegal immigrants, pensions and gay marriage.
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