Senate Working To Improve Odds For Gambling ExpansionSen. 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.
Quinn Vetoes 2-Year-Old Casino Expansion PlanSlamming 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.
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.
Report Commissioned By Quinn Casts Doubt On Gambling RevenuesA 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.
New Gambling Expansion Plan Fails In Illinois HouseThe Illinois House has voted down the latest proposal to expand gambling in Illinois.
State Rep Says Gambling Bill Must Pass This WeekIf 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.
New Gambling Proposal Surfaces In State HouseThe second half of the Illinois General Assembly fall veto session begins Tuesday, with gambling expansion still to be dealt with.
Emanuel Hoping For Casino Compromise, But Quinn Not BudgingMayor 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?’”
Quinn Won't Sign Gambling Bill, Wants Scaled-Back PlanGov. 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
Edgar Says Future Of Racetracks Depends On Slot MachinesThe state's horse racing industry doesn't see much of a future unless the tracks get slot machines.
Crime Commission Blasts Gambling Expansion PlanThe 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.
Quinn Calls Gambling Expansion Bill 'Excessive'Gov. Pat Quinn has called the pending gambling expansion bill “excessive.”