Joliet Mayor Says Illinois Has Enough Casinos AlreadyState lawmakers could attempt to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislation to expand casino gambling in Illinois during their two-week veto session that started Thursday, but one city that already has a casino says enough is enough.
Speaker Not Optimistic About Casino Expansion This YearIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he's not sure casino legislation will be going very far in Springfield this spring.
Gaming Board Boss Wants Quinn To Veto Casino ExpansionThe chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board warned Gov Pat Quinn on Wednesday not to expand gambling operations in Illinois. Aaron Jaffee said he wants Quinn to veto legislation passed earlier this year that would allow for a massive expansion of casino gaming in Illinois.
Senate OKs Casino For Chicago, Slot Machines At Airports, Racetracks The Illinois Senate Tuesday narrowly passed and sent to Gov. Pat Quinn legislation that would authorize a casino for Chicago, put slot machines at racetracks and the city’s airports and add casinos in the suburbs.
House Approves Major Gambling Expansion PlanThe Illinois House has passed proposed legislation that would pave the way for a major expansion of casino gambling throughout the state.
Burke Wants Chicago Casino 'Sooner Rather Than Later'The Chicago City Council's powerful Finance Committee chairman is watching the debate in Springfield over expansions of casino gambling with great interest.
Lawmaker: Gambling Expansion A Good Bet Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says the odds are good for an expansion of gambling in the state, including a Chicago casino and slot machines at the racetracks.
BGA To Lawmakers: Use Caution On GamblingChicago's Better Government Association is recommending caution before Illinois lawmakers decide to increase the number of casino licenses as a way to infuse cash into the state's dwindling revenue stream.