Chicago Casino

Illinois House Floor

New Gambling Expansion Plan Fails In Illinois House

The Illinois House has voted down the latest proposal to expand gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Emanuel’s Legislative Agenda Not A Sure Thing In Springfield

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is learning a lesson in power politics from the Illinois General Assembly – that he cannot always get what he wants. Not everything, anyway.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Pushes For Chicago Casino As Fall Veto Session Begins

The fall legislative session gets underway in Springfield Tuesday, and the proposal for a Chicago casino is one of the major issues facing returning lawmakers.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

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

Emanuel Hoping For Casino Compromise, But Quinn Not Budging

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday called Gov. Pat Quinn’s position on a expanded casino gambling in Illinois “a starting point for negotiations,” but the governor responded with comments that seemed to say “which part of ‘no’ don’t you understand?’”

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen To Quinn: Sign The Gambling Bill

Chicago aldermen are putting the pressure on Gov. Pat Quinn with regards to the stalled gambling bill.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Casino Gambling

Black, Hispanic Aldermen Urge Quinn To Support Gambling Plan

A coalition of black and Hispanic alderman urged Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday to immediately sign legislation that would bring a casino to Chicago, but the governor made it clear he won’t do that, repeating his concerns about protections against mob influence.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011

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, Emanuel Continue War Of Words On Casino

They profess their friendship for each other, but Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued to verbally spar on Tuesday over legislation that would clear the way for a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois, including a casino in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the need for a Chicago casino at a City Hall press conference on Aug. 22, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Cites Sinkhole As Reason To Approve Chicago Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday used the example of a big sinkhole that swallowed a car on Saturday to make a point about the need for a Chicago casino – a not-so-subtle shot at Gov. Pat Quinn’s reluctance to sign a bill that would allow for a major expansion of gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: City Desperately Needs Cash From Casino

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he and Gov. Pat Quinn should be able to work out their differences over legislation that would clear the way for a casino in Chicago, among other places.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

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Crime Commission Blasts Gambling Expansion Plan

The Chicago Crime Commission on Wednesday said that legislation to allow for a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois is “deeply flawed” and would be bad for the state.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

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

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

House Approves Major Gambling Expansion Plan

The Illinois House has passed proposed legislation that would pave the way for a major expansion of casino gambling throughout the state.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2011

Casino Gambling

Burke Wants Chicago Casino ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

The Chicago City Council’s powerful Finance Committee chairman is watching the debate in Springfield over expansions of casino gambling with great interest.

WBBM Newsradio–05/29/2011

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