Quinn calls on Blagojevich to back amendment

CHICAGO Last week, the House voted overwhelmingly to put the recall measure on the November ballot. The Senate is expected to consider the amendment in the coming week.

Quinn denounced what he called 'shenanigans' in the Senate to bury the amendment, and he said the governor should lead the fight for the measure.

"I think the governor is important. The governor was elected by all the people, and it's important to speak out this week on the importance of voting yes to put it on the ballot. Let the people decide," Quinn said.

To get on the ballot, the amendment must be approved in Springfield by May 4, six months before the November election.

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