Quinn Says He Won't Be Signing Latest Gambling BillMembers of the Illinois General Assembly trying to make a deal with Gov. Pat Quinn over the latest gambling expansion bill have promised him they will pass an ethics ordinance this fall if he will just sign the bill.
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.
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.
Emanuel Continues Push For Chicago CasinoMayor Rahm Emanuel says he is still pushing for the Illinois General Assembly to approve a bill expanding casino gambling on the state, and clearing the way for a Chicago casino.
Gambling, Economic Issues Remain Unresolved As New Year ApproachesA new year doesn't mean the end to old problems for the State of Illinois.
Topinka: 15 To 20 Years Is Appropriate For BlagojevichIllinois State Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka, who ran unsuccessfully against Rod Blagojevich for governor in 2006, now says he deserves the 15 to 20-year sentence prosecutors are seeking.
Quinn Stands By Opposition To Gambling PlanGov. Pat Quinn said Saturday that he won't sign off on a gambling expansion bill until lawmakers "get it right."
Emanuel Gets Split Decision On Springfield AgendaIt was a "split decision" in the state capitol for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the General Assembly’s veto session.
New Gambling Expansion Plan Fails In Illinois HouseThe Illinois House has voted down the latest proposal to expand gambling in Illinois.
Emanuel's Legislative Agenda Not A Sure Thing In SpringfieldMayor Rahm Emanuel is learning a lesson in power politics from the Illinois General Assembly – that he cannot always get what he wants. Not everything, anyway.
Emanuel Pushes For Chicago Casino As Fall Veto Session BeginsThe fall legislative session gets underway in Springfield Tuesday, and the proposal for a Chicago casino is one of the major issues facing returning lawmakers.
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?’”
Aldermen To Quinn: Sign The Gambling BillChicago aldermen are putting the pressure on Gov. Pat Quinn with regards to the stalled gambling bill.
Black, Hispanic Aldermen Urge Quinn To Support Gambling PlanA coalition of black and Hispanic alderman urged Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday to immediately sign legislation that would bring a casino to Chicago, but the governor made it clear he won't do that, repeating his concerns about protections against mob influence.
Quinn, Emanuel Continue War Of Words On CasinoThey profess their friendship for each other, but Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued to verbally spar on Tuesday over legislation that would clear the way for a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois, including a casino in Chicago.