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Gov. Quinn coming to Marion Tuesday

MARION, IL (KFVS) -

Governor Pat Quinn is coming to Marion Tuesday afternoon  to sign a major overhaul of Illinois' workers compensation system.  Quinn says the measure will save businesses big bucks.

The changes include a 30 percent reduction in medical payments. Other reforms include letting payments for carpal tunnel syndrome last only 28 1/2 weeks, instead of 40.

New guidelines also will make it harder for intoxicated workers to win claims. The changes are supposed to cut between $500 million and $700 million from the $3 billion workers' compensation system.

Marion is one of four stops Quinn will make during a fly-around promoting the reforms. The governor is expected to arrive at Aisin Manufacturing at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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