CHICAGO
05/30/2011 12:51 pm ET | Updated Jul 30, 2011

Illinois House Rejects Overhaul Of Workers' Compensation System

SPRINGFIELD -- A workers compensation package championed by Gov. Pat Quinn went down to dramatic defeat Sunday, killed by House Republicans who worried about its effect on doctors and hospitals.

The House vote on one of the ruling Democrats' top legislative priorities of the spring was 55-39, with 19 voting present. That roll call fell well short of the 60-vote threshold needed to pass the House and go on to the governor.

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