No Vote On Gambling Expansion Plan During Spring SessionPlans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn't call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support.
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.
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.
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.
Governor Thinks County Should Hold Off On Video Gambling TaxGov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday an idea to tax each slot machine and video gambling machine in Cook County ought to wait until he sits down with the legislative leaders to talk gambling expansion.
Bill For New Casinos Soon To Land On Quinn's DeskA bill that would create five new casinos in Illinois will likely land on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk by the end of the month.
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.
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.
Ministers Push For Casino In Ford HeightsA coalition of south suburban ministers said Monday that it's not promoting gambling, but the ministers do want a casino in far south suburban Ford Heights.
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?’”
Quinn Won't Sign Gambling Bill, Wants Scaled-Back PlanGov. 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