The Illinois State Museum system will remain closed amid the budget impasse after the state Senate was unsuccessful Wednesday in overriding an amendatory veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Rauner used an amendatory veto on legislation seeking to reverse his administration's decision to shut down Illinois State Museum facilities during the budget stalemate. The amendatory veto called for charging museum entry fees and would have opened all but two museum sites in Chicago and southern Illinois.
Rather than accept the governor's changes, the Senate moved to override Rauner's amendatory veto. The Senate override vote was 32-15, six votes shy of the 36 needed for a three-fifths majority.