There was tight security on the Director's Lawn at the Illinois state fair as Governor Quinn took the stage Wednesday. About one thousand angry union members booed the governor, and others are chanting, "You take a paycut."
Quinn, struggling to be heard over a crowd of protestors during Governor’s Day activities at the Illinois State Fair, says he has no choice but to try to change the terms of union contracts dealing with pay raises, pensions, and retiree health insurance.
Protestors say Quinn says he is for the working people but his actions speak differently. He didn't honor their pay raises last year and is threatening to close several prisons, which will leave about three thousand people without work. Protestors also booed every mention of Speaker Michael Madigan.