Cook County Wins Slot Machine Tax Fight With Rivers CasinoThe owners of the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines have lost a three-year court battle with Cook County, over a slot machine tax approved by the Cook County Board.
Iowa Casino Doesn't Have To Pay Antioch Grandmother $41M Jackpot GlitchWhen an Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "Bonus Award - $41797550.16." But state officials later concluded the award was a computer glitch, and the Iowa Supreme Court ruled McKee didn't hit any jackpot -- no matter what the screen told her.
10 Things You Didn't Know About San FranciscoWhile many facts about the city by the bay may be obvious, there are many other facts that aren't as obvious. Here are 10 things you might not know about San Francisco.
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 Stands By Opposition To Slot Machines At AirportsDon’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.
Lawmakers Pass Huge Gambling Expansion Bill, But Will Quinn Approve It?Illinois lawmakers are rolling the dice once again on a gambling bill, but its fate remains unclear.
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.