Amendatory Veto

Illinois State Capitol

Lawmakers Vote To Override Quinn’s Changes To Concealed Carry Bill

Illinois lawmakers have voted to reject a set of changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to legislation allowing the carrying of concealed firearms in Illinois.

07/09/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Homewood, Hazel Crest Eye Ban On Assault Weapons

As state lawmakers decide Tuesday whether to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of the concealed-carry law, two Southland towns are set to vote Tuesday night on ordinances that would prohibit assault weapons within their borders, the Southtown Star reports.

07/09/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn signs two pieces of legislation aimed at combating gang-related crimes. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Holiday Weekend Shootings Show Need For More Gun Laws

The governor said the shootings – with victims ranging from a 5-year-old watching fireworks to an elderly woman on her porch – are unacceptable.

07/08/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Governor Seeks Public Pressure To Keep Changes To Concealed Carry Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to head off an override of the changes he made to the concealed carry legislation that passed in the Illinois House and Senate by wide margins, by launching a PR campaign ahead of Tuesday’s legislative session.

07/05/2013

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Quinn Rewrites Concealed Carry Legislation

Calling it a “flawed bill with serious safety problems,” Gov. Pat Quinn changed a concealed carry measure Tuesday to impose a one-gun limit on the number of firearms that a person can carry and ban them entirely from establishments where alcohol is served.

07/02/2013

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Governor Seeks Bill Abolishing Controversial Scholarship Program

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan plans to block an attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to end the controversial legislative scholarship program.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Uses Veto Pen On Legislative Scholarships

Gov. Pat Quinn flexed his veto power Wednesday by rewriting legislation in a way that would end the long practice of letting Illinois legislators hand out scholarships to state universities.

08/10/2011