Rep. Robert Rita

Rauner Open To Chicago Casino As Lawmakers Weigh Gambling ExpansionUnlike his predecessor, Gov. Bruce Rauner isn’t slamming the door on a proposed casino for Chicago. At the same time, Rauner has reservations about expanding casino gaming in Illinois.
Questions Remain Over Cause Of Roseland Hospital’s Financial EmergencyDid Roseland Community Hospital wind up on the brink of closing last week because of the primarily poor population it serves? Or because of mismanaging their resources? Depends on who you ask.
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.
BGA Launches Petition To End Legislative ScholarshipsThe Better Government Association has set up an online petition to eliminate the state's legislative scholarship program, with state Rep. Robert Rita (D-Blue Island) now accused of granting a scholarship to a political ally's daughter.