Legislative leaders will return to Springfield this week and one of the main issues of focus is the state's stopgap budget which is set to expire on December 31.
On Monday, Governor Bruce Rauner joined WGN Morning News for an interview to discuss the states budget.
Rauner said one of things the state needs to do is change the structure of the economy.
"We gotta encourage job creators and employers to come to Illinois," he said. "If we don't grow our economy and get more good paying jobs, we'll never have balanced budgets."
Rauner is also pushing four key ideas that will help benefit the budget: reforms to get more jobs, bring down property tax burden, properly fund our schools and term limits on all elected officials.
To help lower property tax through the state the governor would like to give more control to the citizens.
"You decide how the spending happens in your school district, you decide what spending should happen inside your village, city or county," he said.