Slamming the measure as “excessive,” Gov. Pat Quinn has officially vetoed legislation that would have allowed five new casinos in Illinois, including one in Chicago, after lawmakers held up the proposal for nearly two years due to his promised veto.
State lawmakers could attempt to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislation to expand casino gambling in Illinois during their two-week veto session that started Thursday, but one city that already has a casino says enough is enough.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday he disagrees that the new veto-proof majorities for Democrats in the Illinois House and Senate next year will reduce his own authority.
Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a bill Sunday that would have required plastic bag manufacturers to set up collection and recycling programs, calling it a “roadblock” for local communities to make their own choices.
It is sounding like Gov. Pat Quinn is not going to allow the casino expansion bill, which includes a Chicago casino, to become law as it is written.
The deadline is nearing for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on the state’s gambling expansion bill.
A 12-year-old from Grayslake has made a personal appeal to Gov. Pat Quinn to veto legislation that would prevent communities like hers from banning retailers from using plastic shopping bags.
Hunting license holders may now take dead animals from the side of the road, thanks to an override of Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto by the Illinois General Assembly.
If a gambling bill is going to come to a vote, it has to happen this week, according to the architect of the latest incarnation of legislation to expand gambling in Illinois.
Illinois lawmakers rebuked Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday as senators took a step toward overriding his veto on high-profile electricity legislation and House Speaker Michael Madigan criticized his no-layoff agreement with a major union.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he’ll fight to sustain his veto of the “Smart Grid” bill pushed by ComEd, saying the veto is all that stands between the public and exorbitant utility rates.
Supporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.
Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed controversial legislation that would have changed the way ComEd rates are determined in order to pay for a so-called “smart grid.”
Now that the legislature has finally sent Gov. Pat Quinn a bill that would raise electric rates to help pay to modernize Illinois’ power grid, Governor Quinn is making no secret that he will veto it.
A measure that would increase electricity rates for Illinois customers to help pay for grid modernization has finally made it to the governor’s desk after months of being in a legislative hold.
If you’d been savoring the prospects of a rustic stew or a fox fur coat — it’s not going to happen with road kill.
Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill that would have authorized the construction of a coal gasification plant on the Chicago’s Southeast Side.
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- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.4834
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
- Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.561
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
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