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House will not override IL governor’s veto of tax increase plan

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois Legislature’s action to address the nation’s longest state budget stalemate (all times local):

Speaker Michael Madigan says the House does not plan an override vote Tuesday if Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes the budget package sent to him.

The Senate voted earlier in the day to approve a $5 billion tax increase to fund a $36 billion budget plan. It would be the first in Illinois in more than two years because of a budget standoff between Rauner and Democrats.

Rauner promised to veto the budget package because it doesn’t have include the business reform and property tax relief he demands.

The Senate is prepared to vote on an override motion Tuesday, but Madigan told WICS-TV that there would be no House action Tuesday.

Thunderstorm chances still out there the next couple of days

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Happy 4th everyone!!

Typical summer weather continues with the warm and humid air expected to set off an isolated coverage of showers and thunderstorms as we head into the evening hours.

We’ll keep it pretty warm and humid again tonight as any isolated shower or thunderstorm out there would have diminished.   Lows overnight will only drop in the upper 60s.

More of the same come Wednesday and Thursday with a later day shower or thunderstorm each day.   The better coverage of the two days will be on Thursday as an approaching cold front moves in.

Temperatures both days will climb between 85 and 90 degrees before we spill in more tolerable warmth and lower humidity heading into the following weekend.

Chief meteorologist James Zahara

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Moline neighborhood parade continues years of tradition

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MOLINE - There's a parade on 25th Avenue Ct. and 12th Street in Moline that's been a tradition for years.

"I cant think of a year that I missed," said George Sukach, resident.

Sukach said he's watched the parade every year since 1975.

"It's just been a close knit street, very loving street, people should love to live on this street," said Sukach.

The Moline Fire Department leads the way in this parade that's filled with the neighborhood kids and families.

"It's really a grass roots parade, it's great," said Mike Maynard, retired Moline firefighter.

For the neighborhood the 4th of July means so much more to them than just a parade.

"It's really back to what it was all about when it started," said Maynard.

For them it's a time to come together as Americans and show pride for the country they live in.

BBQ Alert Issued: Good Morning Quad Cities Team Tests Out Hot Dog Grilling Hack

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Happy Independence Day!

4th of July is probably the most patriotic day of the year, but it's also the most popular hot dog day of the year. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, more than 150 million hot dogs are eaten today alone.

We, on Good Morning Quad Cites, decided to do our part and eat eight of those. Eric issued a BBQ Alert at 5:30am and by 6am, we were outside preparing the grill with hot dogs on skewers. Why? See below.

Since Eric grilled, Angie made dessert - a 4th of July flag made out of edible cookie dough and patriotic M&Ms! If you want the recipe, click here.

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