Gambling Expansion

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Pension Reform, Same-Sex Marriage, Gambling Expansion Fizzle In Springfield

Illinois lawmakers have again failed to reach an agreement on how to fix the state’s nearly $100 billion pension problem, and bill sponsors for same-sex marriage and gambling expansion also threw in the towel as the clock ran out in Springfield.

05/31/2013

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

Lang Steps Aside As Gambling Expansion Sponsor Over ‘Perceived Conflict’

The longtime backer of a push to expand gambling in Illinois has dropped his name from a pending bill over “perceived conflict of interest” with a law firm where he’s counsel.

05/22/2013

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

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

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

Casino Gambling

Bill For New Casinos Soon To Land On Quinn’s Desk

A bill that would create five new casinos in Illinois will likely land on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk by the end of the month.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

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

Lawmakers Pass Huge Gambling Expansion Bill, But Will Quinn Approve It?

Illinois lawmakers are rolling the dice once again on a gambling bill, but its fate remains unclear.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

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

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

Report Commissioned By Quinn Casts Doubt On Gambling Revenues

A new report commissioned by Gov. Pat Quinn says the initial gambling expansion bill passed by lawmakers in May would bring in about $840 million less in new revenue than supporters have claimed.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

State Rep Says Gambling Bill Must Pass This Week

If a gambling bill is going to come to a vote, it has to happen this week, according to the architect of the latest incarnation of legislation to expand gambling in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

New Casino Is ‘Cannibalizing’ Business At Other Facilities, Official Says

New figures seem to support the argument that new casinos cannibalize the profits of existing ones.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Casino Gambling

Springfield Businesses Polled On Statewide Gambling Expansion

While Illinois waits for Gov. Pat Quinn to decide what to do with gambling legislation on his desk, the chamber of commerce in one of the cities affected is surveying its members to ask what they think.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: Gambling Expansion Remains Up In The Air

Gov. Pat Quinn is telling reporters a decision on a bill to greatly expand casino gambling in Illinois is still very much up in the air.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

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

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

Casino Gambling

Report: Not All Campaign Donations From Gambling Industry Tied To Legislation

Campaign donations from the gambling industry aren’t necessarily related to the recent passage of a major Illinois gambling expansion, a review of donations from the industry to lawmakers shows.

WBBM Newsradio–07/27/2011

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

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

Gov. Quinn Still ‘Undecided’ On Gambling Expansion Bill

Governor Quinn continues to insist he hasn’t decided yet if he’ll sign that major Illinois gambling expansion bill.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

Survey: Most Illinois Residents Oppose Gambling Expansion

In a new survey, the Chicago Crime Commission says voters throughout the state are against the expansion of casino gambling, as a bill now on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk would authorize.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Casino Gambling

Agriculture Industry Pushes For Gambling Expansion

It’s unclear how Gov. Pat Quinn will move forward with the gambling expansion passed by Illinois lawmakers, but some in the agriculture industry are urging him to sign it as-is.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

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