Quinn 'absolutely' will sign workers' compensation

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn says a major overhaul of Illinois workers' compensation system will mean "significant saving" for the state.

The measure passed 62-43 in the Illinois House on Tuesday evening just 48 hours after the same chamber rejected it. It now goes to the governor, who says he "absolutely" will sign it. He says the reforms are crucial to maintain economic competitiveness.

Quinn says the legislation also will attack fraud and abuse. He says lawmakers have "fundamentally changed" the system.