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              FILE - In this June 6, 2012 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Quinn plans to propose a ban on assault weapons in Ill

    FILE - In this June 6, 2012 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Quinn plans to propose a ban on assault weapons in Ill

    Posted: 7/31/2012 6:58:23 PM EST
    FILE - In this June 6, 2012 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, Quinn plans to propose a ban on assault weapons in Illinois. He will use his amendatory veto power Tuesday to include the ban in a bill related to ammunition sales. It would then be up to lawmakers to accept his changes or reject them. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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    Posted: 6/16/2012 3:50:46 PM EST
    In this May 11, 2012 photo, Springfield Southeast High School students are seen in the Principles of Art class in Springfield, Ill. Visual Arts Educator Lisa Long, left, helps students Dylan Walsh, center, and Ryeder Rettwghaus. Days after President Barack Obama called on the states to keep students in schools and raise the dropout age to 18, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn proposed that Illinois should do so. Not everyone met the proposal with Quinn's enthusiasm, saying the state should consider it carefully before pushing up the age. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 6:45:48 PM EST
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to members of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. Quinn is asking business leaders to help him pass legislation that will mean pain for union members and poor families. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
  •  - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Posted: 4/20/2012 3:33:50 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
  •  - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Posted: 4/19/2012 2:48:49 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
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    Posted: 3/20/2012 12:05:51 AM EST
    World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and famed soprano Renee Fleming perform with a choir of dozens of high school students in the rotunda of the State of Illinois building, the James R. Thompson Center, Monday, March 19, 2012, in Chicago. The Monday afternoon performance was to promote the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Citizen Musician initiative. The Lyric Opera of Chicago also sponsored the event and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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    Posted: 3/20/2012 12:05:51 AM EST
    World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma, left, and famed soprano Renee Fleming speak as they performed with a choir of dozens of high school students in the rotunda of the State of Illinois building, the James R. Thompson Center, Monday, March 19, 2012, in Chicago. At right is Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. The Monday afternoon performance was to promote the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Citizen Musician initiative. The Lyric Opera of Chicago also sponsored the event and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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    Posted: 3/20/2012 12:05:51 AM EST
    Famed soprano Renee Fleming performs with world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and a choir of dozens of high school students in the rotunda of the State of Illinois building, the James R. Thompson Center, Monday, March 19, 2012, in Chicago. The Monday afternoon performance was to promote the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Citizen Musician initiative. The Lyric Opera of Chicago also sponsored the event and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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    Posted: 3/20/2012 12:05:49 AM EST
    World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays with famed soprano Renee Fleming and a choir of dozens of high school students in the rotunda of the State of Illinois building, the James R. Thompson Center, Monday, March 19, 2012, in Chicago. The Monday afternoon performance was to promote the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Citizen Musician initiative. The Lyric Opera of Chicago also sponsored the event and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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    Posted: 3/20/2012 12:05:47 AM EST
    World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and famed soprano Renee Fleming, left, perform with a choir of dozens of high school students in the rotunda of the State of Illinois building, the James R. Thompson Center, Monday, March 19, 2012, in Chicago. The Monday afternoon performance was to promote the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Citizen Musician initiative. The Lyric Opera of Chicago also sponsored the event and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
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    Posted: 3/20/2012 12:05:45 AM EST
    World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and famed soprano Renee Fleming, left, perform with a choir of dozens of high school students in the rotunda of the State of Illinois building, the James R. Thompson Center, Monday, March 19, 2012, in Chicago. The Monday afternoon performance was to promote the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Citizen Musician initiative. The Lyric Opera of Chicago also sponsored the event and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
  •  - Illinois Governor Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Illinois Governor Quinn delivers his State of the State address in Springfield

    Posted: 3/16/2012 2:13:48 PM EST
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivers his State of the State address to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House Chambers of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
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    Posted: 3/1/2012 1:45:49 PM EST
    Harrisburg Mayor Eric Gregg talks about the destruction from a tornado as Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn listens during a news conference in Harrisburg, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. The tornado that blasted Harrisburg in southern Illinois, killing six, was an EF4, the second-highest rating given to twisters based on damage. Scientists said it was 200 yards wide with winds up to 170 mph. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)
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    Posted: 2/7/2012 6:10:48 PM EST
    This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows inmate Johnny Plummer. Plummer, now 35, was 15 when he was arrested for two murders. He?s among the dozens of current inmates ? most of them black ? who claim they were beaten or tortured by Chicago police until they confessed to crimes they didn't commit. A commission created by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn nearly two years ago to investigate claims of police torture by former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge and his men is quietly falling apart, an apparent victim of the state?s budget mess. (AP Photo/Illinois Department of Corrections)
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    Posted: 2/7/2012 6:10:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2011 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. A commission created by Quinn nearly two years ago to investigate claims of police torture by former Chicago police Lt. Jon Burge and his men is quietly falling apart, an apparent victim of the state?s budget mess. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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    Posted: 2/6/2012 7:40:47 PM EST
    In this photo taken Feb 2, 2012, cell phones are used to record Henry Bayer, executive director of AFSCME Council 31, right, while protesting and being confronted by the Illinois Secretary of State Police, as other members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union also protest in front of the governor's office, demanding that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pay them raises he has withheld, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. In the era of smart phones and YouTube, many people have grown used to recording their lives, from fun moments with friends to tense encounters with police. Some have discovered the hard way that this can result in felony charges, for recording their arrest for peddling without a license, for instance, or taping police in a dispute about old cars on a lawn. Many more people could be introduced to the Illinois law in May when thousands of protesters and journalists head to Chicago for the NATO and G8 summits. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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    Posted: 2/6/2012 7:40:47 PM EST
    In this photo taken Feb 2, 2012, cell phones are used to record Henry Bayer, executive director of AFSCME Council 31, not pictured, as he is confronted by the Illinois Secretary of State Police, as other members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union protest in front of the governor's office, demanding that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pay them raises he has withheld, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. In the era of smart phones and YouTube, many people have grown used to recording their lives, from fun moments with friends to tense encounters with police. Some have discovered the hard way that this can result in felony charges, for recording their arrest for peddling without a license, for instance, or taping police in a dispute about old cars on a lawn. Many more people could be introduced to the Illinois law in May when thousands of protesters and journalists head to Chicago for the NATO and G8 summits. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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    Posted: 2/6/2012 7:40:47 PM EST
    In this photo taken Feb 2, 2012, cell phones are used to record Henry Bayer, executive director of AFSCME Council 31, left, as he is confronted by an Illinois Secretary of State Police officer, right, while members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union protest in front of the governor's office, demanding that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pay them raises he has withheld, at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. In the era of smart phones and YouTube, many people have grown used to recording their lives, from fun moments with friends to tense encounters with police. Some have discovered the hard way that this can result in felony charges, for recording their arrest for peddling without a license, for instance, or taping police in a dispute about old cars on a lawn. Many more people could be introduced to the Illinois law in May when thousands of protesters and journalists head to Chicago for the NATO and G8 summits. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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    Posted: 2/6/2012 7:30:51 PM EST
    Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union rally in front of the governor's office, demanding that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pay them raises he has withheld, at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. AFSCME members tried to present Quinn with an oversized "collection notice" for the money. Quinn canceled pay raises for 30,000 unionized employees in July. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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    Posted: 2/6/2012 7:30:47 PM EST
    A sign held up by a member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union is seen during a rally in front of the governor's office, demanding that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pay them raises he has withheld, at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. AFSCME members tried to present Quinn with an oversized "collection notice" for the money. Quinn canceled pay raises for 30,000 unionized employees in July. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)