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Illinois Video Poker

Quinn's Massive, Video Poker-Funded Stimulus Upheld In Court

Posted 09.10.2011 | Chicago

A controversial construction spending law, dubbed "Illinois Jobs Now!" by Governor Pat Quinn, received a much-needed shot in the arm Monday as the sta...

Cigarette Taxes Could Go Up $1 A Pack

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the summer of 2009, Illinois governor Pat Quinn cobbled together bipartisan support for a $31 billion capital spending bill. The ambitious legislat...

Video Poker: New Bill Could Penalize Towns That Ban Video Gaming

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new bill filed in the General Assembly would withhold funds from capital projects in areas that ban video gaming. Video gambling was legalized by t...

Video Poker: A Bad Bet for Illinois

Rep. Jack Franks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jack Franks

I've filed a bill to repeal the Video Gaming Act, which allows places licensed to serve alcohol to have up to five video poker machines for patron use -- the equivalent of 60 new casinos in Illinois.

DuPage County Bans Video Gambling, First In Illinois

Daily Herald | Jake Griffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The DuPage County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to become the first county in Illinois to ban video gambling machines....

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...

Quinn 'Not Sure' About Raising Liquor Tax, Against Parking Meter Deal

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is backing away from a push to pay for public construction projects by raising liquor taxes. In a two-hour interview Monday n...

Lawmakers Want To Fund Public Works Plan With Video Poker, Higher Liquor Taxes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Top Illinois lawmakers want to pay for a massive public works program by legalizing video poker, raising liquor taxes and m...