Gov. Pat Quinn (left) said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) was "putting the cart before the horse" by talking about plans for what the city would do with revenue from a Chicago casino, when Quinn has yet to decide whether to sign legislation for a major gambling expansion in Illinois. Emanuel said he "will not allow Chicago’s future to be held hostage because the state obviously has other financial issues and their resources have been drying up over the years." (Credit: CBS)

Quinn To Emanuel On Chicago Casino: Don’t Count On Cash Yet

Gov. Pat Quinn gave Mayor Rahm Emanuel a piece of his mind on Tuesday, telling him you can’t spend money from a Chicago casino that is still a long way from reality.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Rivers Casino

Most Northwest Indiana Casinos’ Revenues Down In June

The Northwest Indiana casino market, like that in all the Chicago area, continued to decline last month, with only Ameristar in East Chicago showing some increase in revenues.


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Gov. Pat Quinn

Rep. Jackson: Quinn Is Dragging His Feet In Boosts For South Suburbs

Gov. Pat Quinn is answering criticism from U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and said Thursday that he will have plenty more to say soon about what he’s doing for the south suburbs.

WBBM Newsradio–07/08/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn, Gaming Board Chairman To Discuss Gambling Expansion

Gov. Pat Quinn plans Thursday to meet with Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Aaron Jaffe, as the governor weighs whether to sign the bill that would dramatically expand gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Horseshoe Casino

Hammond, Joliet Officials Worried About Casino Expansion

If the massive gambling expansion bill now on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk goes ahead, it would mean extremely tough competition for casinos in places such as Hammond, Ind., and Joliet.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Calls Gambling Expansion Bill ‘Excessive’

Gov. Pat Quinn has called the pending gambling expansion bill “excessive.”

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

Joliet Says Gambling Expansion Could Cost City $6M A Year

The city of Joliet expects to lose as much as $6 million a year in gaming taxes if all the casinos in the proposed gambling expansion bill are built.


Casino Gambling

On 2nd Try, Gambling Bill Gets House Committee OK

A huge expansion of legalized gambling in Illinois is headed to the House floor.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn, Emanuel To Discuss Particulars Of Proposed Chicago Casino

Gov. Pat Quinn supports the idea of a Chicago casino, but warned state lawmakers against larding up legislation with all kinds of gambling expansions.


Casino Gambling

Emanuel Still Interested In A Chicago Casino — But His Way

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s still interested in a casino for Chicago, provided it can be owned by the city. Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports.



Mayor Can Tolerate Slots; Fears Track Closure

Arlington Heights Village President Arlene Mulder is so worried that Arlington Park might close that she “can tolerate” slot machines at the track.


Alderman Joe Moore

Moore: Let Voters Decide On Chicago Casino

As pro-casino forces continue lobbying Springfield for an expansion of gambling, Ald. Joe Moore (49th) says the people should judge.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011

Casino Gambling

Emanuel Says He’d Accept Chicago Casino

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he would accept a casino in Chicago, but an anti-gambling advocate is calling for a citywide referendum first.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2011

Block 37

A Casino For Block 37 Mall?

Some Chicago business leaders say they would like to see a new land-based casino in the half-vacant Block 37 mall downtown.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010

Casino Gambling

Chamber Of Commerce Boss Pushing For Chicago Casino

A top Chicago business leader says now is the time for approval of casino gambling for the City of Chicago.


File photo of a slot machine. (CBS)

Religious Leaders Oppose Casino, Gambing Expansion

A coalition of Christian, Jewish and secular activists is urging Chicago and Illinois lawmakers to resist any effort to expand gambling in Illinois.


File Photo (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

South Suburban Leaders Demand A Casino — And Its Revenue

Officials say their economically depressed region needs the infusion of gambling taxes.