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Gov. Quinn Says He'll Back Scaled-down Gambling Expansion

10/17/2011 04:18 pm ET | Updated Dec 17, 2011

Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday he would veto a massive gambling-expansion bill and instead proposed a scaled-back alternative that would still allow a casino in Chicago and four other new casinos but not allow slot machines at racetracks, O'Hare and Midway airports and the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Beside Chicago, Quinn's plan calls for new casinos in Lake County, the south suburbs, Rockford and Danville.

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