UPDATE: Rauner signs stopgap spending deal passed by Illinois Legislature

Illinois Legislature passes partial budget amid historic standoff, averts shutdown of schools; governor signs bill.

A loud cheer erupted from the Quincy Gems' dugout before they took the field in the bottom of the fifth inning Wednesday night. The team had just learned the Danville Dans won 1-0 over the Terre Haute Rex, who had a half-game lead on the Gems in the Prospect League's West Division standings entering the day.