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Disabled Protestors Arrested at Capitol

Disabled Protestors Arrested at Capitol

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Several disabled Illinois residents who were protesting potential budget cuts have been arrested at the state Capitol.

Secretary of State Police handcuffed and removed the residents from the Capitol rotunda on Monday evening. Police did not immediately return calls seeking comment and more details.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn wants to make permanent the income tax increase that’s set to roll back in January. But the House couldn’t collect enough support to adopt that plan to fund a budget blueprint of about $37 billion.

Lawmakers have begun working on a scaled-back state spending plan.

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