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Motorist Allowed To Pick Up Road Kill

Lawmaker overruled Governor Quinn on a measure that allows motorists to pick up road kill off the side of the street.  Senator John O. Jones says hunters pushed for the measure.

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That means if you hit a dear with your car and you have the proper hunting license, you can load it up and take it home with you.  Supporters of the bill say it will save the state money.  Quinn originally vetoed the bill because of concerns that people might get injured on the road trying to scoop the dead animals up.  

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