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McHistory: Humor In A Governor's Veto From 60 Years Gone By

Next month, the Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield for its annual fall veto session in which it considers whether to override the Governor's rejections and changes to bills passed by lawmakers. In this episode of GLT's recurring series "McHistory," we hear about a veto message from a Governor of Illinois more than 60 years ago. The veto message is drawn from letters, articles, and diaries of McLean County citizens written in times gone by. McLean County Museum of History Director Greg Koos reads the veto with comment from Archivist Bill Kemp.

Hear the audio here.

"McHistory" is a co-production of WGLT and the McLean County Museum of History.

Torii Moré

Torii Moré

Curator of Digital Humanities