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Lawmakers sue Illinois governor over veto of legislative raises

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The leaders of the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging Governor Pat Quinn’s veto of lawmakers’ pay during a legislative impasse over pension reform. Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both Democrats, said in a letter to…

Illinois governor vetoes several provisions of ‘flawed’ concealed carry gun bill

By Greg McCune CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois governor Pat Quinn on Tuesday vetoed parts of a gun bill that would have allowed people to carry more than one gun, carry guns into some places that serve alcohol, and carry a partly exposed gun. Flanked by parents of gun violence victims,…