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.
Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson CenterIts known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.
New Life For Chicago Casino DealThere is an agreement in the works to bring a casino to the City of Chicago, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Senate Approves New Gambling Expansion PlanA refined plan to add more casinos and slot machines in Illinois -- clarified to quell concerns over who would control a Chicago casino -- was approved by the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, a proposal supporters believe is their best chance yet to expand gambling in the state.
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.
Mayor, Governor 'Very Close' To Deal For Chicago CasinoGov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel both said Friday they are “very close” to reaching a deal that would bring a casino to Chicago.
Quinn Says He'll Need The Weekend To Decide On Gambling ExpansionIt is sounding like Gov. Pat Quinn is not going to allow the casino expansion bill, which includes a Chicago casino, to become law as it is written.
Emanuel Pushes For Chicago Casino Legislation As Deadline LoomsGov. Pat Quinn has until Tuesday of next week to decide whether he will sign, reject or alter legislation expanding gambling in Illinois – and allowing a casino in Chicago.
Deadline Coming For Action By Quinn On Gambling BillThe deadline is nearing for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on the state’s gambling expansion bill.
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.