A new year doesn’t mean the end to old problems for the State of Illinois.
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.
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.
The second half of the Illinois General Assembly fall veto session begins Tuesday, with gambling expansion still to be dealt with.
Gov. Pat Quinn and top Illinois lawmakers talked about jobs at their latest high-level meeting Tuesday.
A different gambling proposal that encompasses many of Gov. Pat Quinn’s ideas is making its way through the Illinois General Assembly, but its future is dim.
The head of the Kane County Board is warning that the county has to wean itself from what she calls an unreliable source of revenue.
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.
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.
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.
The Illinois Gaming Board is out with its latest revenue report, and again it shows the economy continues to trump spending in casinos.
The Illinois Senate Tuesday narrowly passed and sent to Gov. Pat Quinn legislation that would authorize a casino for Chicago, put slot machines at racetracks and the city’s airports and add casinos in the suburbs.
A huge expansion of legalized gambling in Illinois is headed to the House floor.
There are a lot different elements to the Kentucky Derby that make it one of the most popular sporting events in the United States: there’s the pageantry, the mint juleps, the hats and maybe most importantly the gambling.
Accoridng to Montreal Canadiens fan, he and Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie Marty Turco had a friendly $5 bet riding on Tuesday night’s game.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he would accept a casino in Chicago, but an anti-gambling advocate is calling for a citywide referendum first.
The Super Bowl didn’t go the way the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to to go. And it didn’t go all that well for casinos across the state of Nevada either.
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State lawmakers will take up debate in the new year over whether to expand gambling.
Illinois Gaming officials say casino revenues have fallen about 32 percent in three years.
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