Sen. 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.
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.
Don’t bet on slot machines at Chicago’s airports anytime soon, despite the support of the city’s aviation commissioner and O’Hare International Airport’s alderman.
Illinois lawmakers are rolling the dice once again on a gambling bill, but its fate remains unclear.
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.
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.
The Illinois House has voted down the latest proposal to expand gambling in Illinois.
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.
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.
Mayor 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?’”
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
The state’s horse racing industry doesn’t see much of a future unless the tracks get slot machines.
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.
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.
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.
The Illinois House has passed proposed legislation that would pave the way for a major expansion of casino gambling throughout the state.
Arlington Heights Village President Arlene Mulder is so worried that Arlington Park might close that she “can tolerate” slot machines at the track.
While gambling revenues are on the way down, the number of locations where you can place a bet may be on the way up.
Is a touch of Vegas coming to Chicago?