CHICAGO — Illinois lawmakers wrapped up a two-week veto session late last week by approving a package that authorizes $2.4 billion in revenue bonding authority to end the state's reliance on federal loans to fund its unemployment insurance program.

The bills bolster an existing $1.4 billion authorization by $1 billion. Finance officials were not available Friday to comment on how soon the state might borrow or how much of it might tap.

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