Local News

The Illinois Senate late Wednesday afternoon voted 38 to 15 to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto of Senate Bill 1229, otherwise known as the union arbitration bill that would send talks with the state's labor unions, to binding arbitration.

Governor Rauner issued a statement early Wednesday evening saying that, quoting the Governor, “Every Senator who voted to overturn our veto chose special interests over the taxpayers. They made it abundantly clear that they’d rather raise taxes than stand up to the politically powerful. It is now up to House members to take the responsible, pro-taxpayer position and uphold our veto", end of quote from the Governor.

It's up to the Illinois House now whether they'll follow the lead of the Illinois Senate and override Rauner's veto.

Local Weather - Sponsored By: