“I think we would be taking Illinois down the wrong road once again,” he said.
The bill’s chief Senate sponsor Sen. William Haine, D-Alton, a former state’s attorney, did not respond to repeated calls from the Daily News.
A spokesman for Gov. Pat Quinn said via email the governor is keeping an open mind about the issue.
“He (Quinn) has met with veterans suffering from war wounds to discuss the issue, and we are monitoring the bill closely,” said Grant Klinzman.
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