Chicago Casino

The roulette wheel spins at Caesars Atlantic City July 8, 2006 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Senate To Consider New Chicago Casino Plan

Chicago would get a city-owned casino and be allowed to keep all revenue for seven years to help make ballooning pension payments, and new casinos would be added throughout the state under legislation expected to be introduced Thursday in the Illinois Senate.

05/28/2015

Emanuel Says Progress On City Financial Matters Being Made In Springfield

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in Springfield, there’s progress being made on financial matters important to Chicago right now, though most of it has been behind the scenes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/20/2015

Casino Gambling

Tourism Experts Testify On Potential Chicago Casino

A future Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue and draw crowds to city hotels and restaurants, tourism experts testified Monday during a gambling expansion hearing that comes as state legislators stare down a budget deadline and fresh concerns about finding new funding sources.

05/11/2015

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

Rauner Open To Chicago Casino As Lawmakers Weigh Gambling Expansion

Unlike his predecessor, Gov. Bruce Rauner isn’t slamming the door on a proposed casino for Chicago. At the same time, Rauner has reservations about expanding casino gaming in Illinois.

05/04/2015

James R. Thompson Center

Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson Center

Its known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.

04/16/2014

Casino Gambling

New Life For Chicago Casino Deal

There is an agreement in the works to bring a casino to the City of Chicago, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

05/30/2013

Casino Gambling

Senate Approves New Gambling Expansion Plan

A refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois — clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino — was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state.

05/01/2013

Gamblers play the slots. (CBS)

Senate Working To Improve Odds For Gambling Expansion

Sen. President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, plans to strip language that would legalize Internet gambling from the bill, after it had become clear that the governor and some legislators who supported previous gambling bills had concerns that could derail passage of the larger package.

04/25/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and Gov. Pat Quinn (right) discuss negotiations on legislation that would bring a land-based casino to Chicago, during an unrelated event at the University of Chicago on Nov. 30, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor, Governor ‘Very Close’ To Deal For Chicago Casino

Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel both said Friday they are “very close” to reaching a deal that would bring a casino to Chicago.

11/30/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Quinn Says He’ll Need The Weekend To Decide On Gambling Expansion

It is sounding like Gov. Pat Quinn is not going to allow the casino expansion bill, which includes a Chicago casino, to become law as it is written.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Pushes For Chicago Casino Legislation As Deadline Looms

Gov. Pat Quinn has until Tuesday of next week to decide whether he will sign, reject or alter legislation expanding gambling in Illinois – and allowing a casino in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Deadline Coming For Action By Quinn On Gambling Bill

The deadline is nearing for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on the state’s gambling expansion bill.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Says He Won’t Be Signing Latest Gambling Bill

Members of the Illinois General Assembly trying to make a deal with Gov. Pat Quinn over the latest gambling expansion bill have promised him they will pass an ethics ordinance this fall if he will just sign the bill.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

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

Quinn Rains On Ill. House Gambling Parade

Offering up a direct challenge to a resistant Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois House resurrected a huge expansion of legalized gambling Wednesday that includes a land-based casino in Chicago, four more on riverboats and allowing ailing horse-racing tracks to add slot machines.

05/23/2012

Casino Gambling

Speaker Not Optimistic About Casino Expansion This Year

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he’s not sure casino legislation will be going very far in Springfield this spring.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Continues Push For Chicago Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he is still pushing for the Illinois General Assembly to approve a bill expanding casino gambling on the state, and clearing the way for a Chicago casino.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Gambling, Economic Issues Remain Unresolved As New Year Approaches

A new year doesn’t mean the end to old problems for the State of Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–12/28/2011

Judy Baar Topinka (Photo From Judy Baar Topinka Website)

Topinka: 15 To 20 Years Is Appropriate For Blagojevich

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rod Blagojevich for governor in 2006, now says he deserves the 15 to 20-year sentence prosecutors are seeking.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Casino Gambling

Quinn Stands By Opposition To Gambling Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday that he won’t sign off on a gambling expansion bill until lawmakers “get it right.”

WBBM Newsradio–11/13/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Emanuel Gets Split Decision On Springfield Agenda

It was a “split decision” in the state capitol for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the General Assembly’s veto session.

CBS 2–11/10/2011

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