Congressional districting, casino bills await Quinn's signature

June 10, 2011

(WBEZ/Jennifer Brandel)
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has a spate of important bills coming his way this summer.

Two major bills are still awaiting Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's signature. At a press conference Thursday, Quinn said he still hasn't received a bill that would authorize a casino in Chicago.  

"We know what's in the bill - it's about 400 pages long. As I said last week we're going to put everything in that bill under a microscope. And I invite everyone with an opinion pro or con to send it on," Quinn said.

The other bill is for a new map of Congressional districts in Illinois. The map seems to favor Democrats, and Republicans are vowing to sue if Quinn signs off on the bill.

Quinn said he received the re-map bill on Wednesday and plans to study it very carefully over the next few days. The governor has 60 days to sign or veto a bill once it reaches his desk.