Casino Gambling

State House Set To Discuss Gambling Expansion

While gambling revenues are on the way down, the number of locations where you can place a bet may be on the way up.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

Casino Gambling

Lawmakers To Take Up Gambling Expansion

Illinois lawmakers are expected to take up a major gambling expansion bill this week.

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011

Arlington Park

Debate Coming On Slots At Racetracks

State lawmakers will take up debate in the new year over whether to expand gambling.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2010

Illinois State Senator, Rev. James Meeks (D-Chicago)

Rev. Meeks Rejects Idea Of Casinos Funding Schools

CHICAGO (WBBM) – While mayoral candidates Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle said they would favor a land based casino in the City of Chicago, rival hopeful Senator Rev. James Meeks is rejecting the idea.


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Gov. Quinn Skepitcal Of Casino Expansion Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he’s still skeptical about a proposal to expand gambling in Illinois to help eliminate a massive budget deficit.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2010

Casino Smoking

Bill Would Allow Casinos To Set Up Smoking Rooms

Illinois gamblers would be able to smoke on riverboats for the first time in nearly three years and the state could pick up an extra $200 million a year, according to proponents of legislation headed to the House floor.


Casino Smoking

Bill Would Lift Smoking Ban For Casinos

State lawmakers are again considering an exemption to the Smoke-Free Illinois Act for casinos.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers To Weigh Gambling Expansion

Outgoing Illinois lawmakers are heading back to Springfield for their two-week lame duck session, and they hope to decide whether casinos will be coming to Chicago and several suburbs.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010