veto http://northernpublicradio.org en Quinn Vetoes Gambling Expansion Bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-vetoes-gambling-expansion-bill <p>Gov. Pat Quinn waited until the last minute to act on a plan that would have given Illinois five new casinos – including one in Rockford – and allowed slot machines at horse race tracks.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.rockfordil.gov/mayors-office/mayor-morrissey%27s-biography.aspx">Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey</a>&nbsp;expressed disappointment at the veto but was optimistic that a Rockford-based casino could be approved in the November veto session.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:37:53 +0000 WNIJ 17468 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Vetoes Gambling Expansion Bill Governor Quinn Vetoes Plastic Bags Bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/governor-quinn-vetoes-plastic-bags-bill <p>Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=3442&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=65044&amp;SessionID=84">a bill that would have required a plastic bag recycling program</a> in Illinois. Quinn says the measure would have restricted municipalities from adopting their own rules regarding the use of plastic bags. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:14:23 +0000 Mike Moen 17389 at http://northernpublicradio.org Governor Quinn Vetoes Plastic Bags Bill