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Quinn Double Stands in For Football Wager



    CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 20: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn holds a press conference to call for the resignation of Senator Roland Burris (D-IL) and to voice his support for special elections to be used to fill future vacancies in the U.S. Senate in order to help prevent the controversy surrounding the seat vacated by President Barack Obama February 20, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's named Burris to Obama's senate seat shortly before being impeached and removed from office. Burris is currently accused of lying under oath in an attempt secure the appointment. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Remember the bet Gov. Pat Quinn made with Gov. Scott Walker over the Bears-Packers postseason game? For now, he's off the hook.

    A different Pat Quinn will stand in for the governor Friday at a Milwaukee food pantry similar to the one the governor agreed to volunteer at if the Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers.

    Pat Quinn from Lansing, Ill., responded to a call for a fill-in from the hosts of WLS Radio's The Roe Conn Show with Richard Roeper.

    Gov. Quinn, who wagered the bet with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker days before the big game, was scheduled to work at the Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin food distribution center on Feb. 22.

    But because of recent union-rights protests in the state, he opted not to go.

    According to a spokesperson, Gov. Quinn will reschedule his trip in the next few months. From noon to 5 p.m., his name twin will be at Milwaukee Rescue Mission on North 19th Street.