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Quinn Vetoes 2-Year-Old Casino Expansion Plan

Slamming the measure as “excessive,” Gov. Pat Quinn has officially vetoed legislation that would have allowed five new casinos in Illinois, including one in Chicago, after lawmakers held up the proposal for nearly two years due to his promised veto.

03/04/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Won’t Sign Gambling Bill, Wants Scaled-Back Plan

Gov. Pat Quinn won’t sign a massive gambling expansion bill is proposing, in its place, a scaled-back alternative that would give Mayor Rahm Emanuel a casino in Chicago

10/17/2011

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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

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