Rockford native and Guilford grad Kristen McQueary of the Chicago Tribune's editorial board joined the show once again this week to Illinois' current budget stalemate.

Kristen and other Tribune board members were visited on Wednesday by Senate President John Cullerton. She told us, based on that conversation, there was little optimism for a quick solution and the showdown could stretch until November.

Here's our full conversation with Kristen McQueary: