By WEEK Producer
October 28, 2015Updated Oct 28, 2015 at 10:33 AM CDT
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Don't look for much progress in the Illinois budget battle.
Already, one of the key players is downplaying the next scheduled meeting.
He's certainly busy though.
Gov. Bruce Rauner attended a ceremony Monday to honor the army vet who stopped a knife attack in a Morton library earlier this month. News 25 tried to ask the governor about getting something done in Springfield.
"No politics today," he said.
Earlier Monday, he heard from frustrated constituents during a stop at a Rock Island bar.
He is set to meet with lawmakers Nov. 18.
"I don't think they're going to offer compromises or creative solutions in front of a media negotiation. I just don't think that's likely," said Rauner.
The governor says he's been meeting with House Speaker Mike Madigan almost every week.