Illinois Senate holds private meeting at statehouse
Update by Michelle Manchir at 3:34 p.m.
Democratic Senate President John Cullerton backed down today after facing criticism for closing the Senate doors for a private briefing for lawmakers, saying he wouldn't do it again.
"But you know what, since everybody seems to be pretty upset about it – it's not that big a deal – we just won't do it anymore. We'll go back to our separate ways of having our own separate party caucuses," Cullerton told reporters this afternoon.