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12 Key Issues to Watch as Illinois General Assembly's Spring Session Nears End

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.18.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the Illinois General Assembly's spring session nearing its traditional May 31 end, this is a good time for a check on what happened, what didn't ...

Gay Marriage, Concealed Carry Among Big Issues In Springfield

Belleville News-Democrat | Brian Brueggemann | Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois lawmakers have less than 24 hours to resolve some big issues. Today is the scheduled adjournment of the legislature's spring ...

Chicago Casino, Statewide Gambling Expansion Gets Senate OK

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2013 | Chicago

By Karen Pierog CHICAGO, May 1 (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would bring much-need revenue to the c...

Rahm Mounts Latest Push For A Casino In Chicago

Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday mounted his latest push for state lawmakers to approve a casino within Chicago's city limits by promising that 100 per...

Labor Boss Pushes For Thompson Center Casino

Posted 01.08.2013 | Chicago

A powerful Chicago labor boss is eyeing a downtown State Building as a possible site for a land-based casino inside the city limits. Calling it "t...

Quinn Calls Gambling Bill A 'Distraction' As Sponsor Lobbies For Debate

Posted 05.14.2012 | Chicago

Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is calling the push by some state legislators to vote on gambling legislation a "distraction," but isn't stopping t...

Casino Bill Remains At Standstill

Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago

With the installation of almost 40,000 new gaming positions potentially at stake statewide, the casino expansion bill which languished in legislative ...

Casino At Thompson Center? Local Business Leader Thinks So

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

An influential local business leader on Tuesday said he believes the James R. Thompson Center-- in the middle of downtown Chicago-- would be a great s...

Quinn, Emanuel Argue Over Casino, Potholes

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel exchanged some feisty words in dueling press conferences Tuesday, suggesting that a bit of ...

WATCH: Rahm Has Big Plans For Casino Cash, Quinn Says Not So Fast

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

Though Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel again came out in favor of the city's first-ever casino and the revenue and jobs he said will accompany it Tuesday, ...

Mitch Daniels Discusses Decision Not To Run For President, Mocks Rahm Emanuel

Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels appeared on a conservative Chicago radio show Thursday to discuss his decision not to run for president, and to make a ...

Gov. Pat Quinn Calls Gambling Expansion Plan 'Excessive'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Quinn signaled potentially serious trouble for a Chicago casino Wednesday. While he stopped short of saying he would outright v...

Casino Night With Nude Dudes Chicago

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Buck naked and bending over a craps table in Boystown, surrounded by a group of men who are all staring at me expectantly, I suddenly feel very self-c...

Aldermen: Turn Planned Olympic Village Site Into Casino

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two alderman are floating the idea of putting a casino and theater complex where Chicago had hoped to build an Olympic Village for the 2016 Summer Gam...

Keeping Score in Chicago Episode 27: Grow A Mustache, Save A Grandpa!

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

A couple Chicago characters aim to rustle up cash for prostate and testicular cancer research with "Mustache Rides," a music video that's going viral on YouTube.

Daley: Casino On Olympic Village Site 'Unacceptable'

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley said today he is opposed to the idea floated by two aldermen to put a land-based casino where the city had hoped to build an Olymp...

Chicago Gambling: City, Waukegan Could Get New Casinos

CBS 2 Chicago | Mike Flannery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is a new push to expand gambling across the state, including Chicago, sources tell CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery. The deal for gambling ...

Gambling Expansion Push Quashed By Madigan: CBS 2

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Earlier Tuesday, sources told CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery about a new push to expand gambling across the state, but House Speaker Michael Mad...