Voters Get Recall Power

Gov. Quinn has been major supporter of recall proposal

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    TK
    AP
    This guy would probably fit the bill.

    Illinois voters will get a chance to decide whether they want the power to recall corrupt, incompetent governors.

    The Illinois Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot next year.

    If voters approve the amendment, it would create a complicated process for recalling governors.

    The recall process couldn't start until 30 lawmakers give their approval. Then a governor's foes would have to raise hundreds of thousands of signatures.

    If they got the required signatures, then a statewide election would be held to decide the governor's fate.

    Gov. Pat Quinn has been a major supporter of the recall proposal, saying it would give voters more control over their government.