CHICAGO — Illinois lawmakers ended a week-long veto session Thursday after passing a public safety pension reform measure and advancing a gaming expansion bill but without taking up a series of major bills aimed at tackling the state’s looming deficit.

Lame-duck lawmakers could still address a number of outstanding bills in early January when they reconvene briefly before a new General Assembly takes over Jan. 12.

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