Illinois Democrats gathered in Springfield Wednesday to rally behind their candidates ahead of next year’s election — but they met amidst party infighting, lawsuits and without the state’s party chairman.
State legislators voted to override changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to the bill Tuesday. Even some critics of the law argued it was better to approve something rather than risk the courts allowing virtually unregulated concealed weapons in Chicago.
The Governor made sweeping changes to a bill that would make Illinois the last state to allow concealed weapons, but lawmakers are expected to override Quinn's changes when they meet Tuesday in Springfield.