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Illinois Gambling

Preckwinkle Considering New Countywide Gambling Tax

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle may this week announce a new $800 tax on each slot machine and video poker machine in the county as part ...

3 Years Later, Video Poker Finally Comes To Illinois

Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago

Chicago gaming enthusiasts will have to venture outside of city limits to test out the new video poker machines that finally descended on Illinois Tue...

Quinn Rejects Chicago Casino, Gambling Expansion Bill

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.28.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Citing Chicago's reputation of mobsters and corruption, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a plan Tuesday to bring casinos to the city and...

State Pension Reform Stalls, Lawmakers OK Gambling & Strip Club Tax Bills

Posted 06.01.2012 | Chicago

In the final day of their spring legislative session, Illinois state lawmakers approved a state budget plan and sent gambling expansion and strip club...

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 Fined For Luring Problem Gamblers With Special Perks

Posted 03.23.2012 | Chicago

The popular new Rivers Casino in northwest suburban Des Plaines, Ill., was fined $25,000 by the state for soliciting problem gamblers signed up for th...

Veto Session Updates: Red Light Cameras, Gambling, Pensions & More

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

As the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session rallies on in Springfield, debates over gambling, pension reform, red-light cameras in Chicago an...

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 ...

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, ...

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...

State Gambling Plan Could Lead To Excess Casinos

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Cash-strapped Illinois is considering a massive casino expansion in Chicago and elsewhere that could leave nearby competitor...

Illinois Gambling Expansion: Lawmakers Consider Adding Casinos, Slot Machines

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers are taking a new look at expanded gambling as a way to reduce the state's massive budget deficit. Lawmak...

Veto Session Starts Today: Death Penalty, Civil Unions Could Be Discussed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Today, Illinois lawmakers begin their six-day veto session before breaking for Thanksgiving--and they have a lot on their plate. Many Illinois resid...

Coalition Presses Regulators To Oppose Video Gambling Expansion

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A coalition of watchdog groups, politicians and anti-gambling advocates urged state regulators today to stand against the legalization of video gambli...

Quinn Must Decide On Gambling Expansion, Tax Increases To Fund Public Works Program

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois lawmakers approved a massive public works program Thursday, presenting Gov. Pat Quinn with the difficult decision o...

Senate Approves $26 Billion Construction Program With Higher Liquor Taxes, Fees, Increased Gambling

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate voted Wednesday to raise liquor taxes, expand gambling and increase driver fees to help pay for a $26 bi...

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...

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 ...

GOP Wants Gambling, Not Tax Hike, To Fund Construction Program

The Pantagraph | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Republicans sounded a familiar tune Wednesday, saying they want to pay for a statewide construction plan by expanding gambling. (via Capitol...

Riverboat Casinos Want To Give Away Free Drinks To Lure Customers

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois riverboat casinos are asking the state Legislature to approve a measure allowing them to offer free drinks. A bill...

Online Lottery Tickets? Senate President Says Yes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hoping to squeeze more money out of the state lottery, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton wants to sell tickets online and hire a private compan...

State Casino Revenue Drops: Blame The Smoking Ban?

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long, Liam Ford and Erika Slife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The struggling economy has dealt a bad hand to the nation's usually robust gambling business, a downturn made even worse in Illinois, where the state'...