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Illinois Gambling Expansion

Could Round-The-Clock Casinos Be Good For Illinois?

Posted 09.10.2013 | Chicago

Lady Luck is going to tire out awful quick if the Illinois Casino Gaming Association has its way. The association, which represents the state's 10...

Rahm And State Lawmakers Pushing Hard For Chicago Casino

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.03.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Visitors to the nation's third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and s...

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 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...

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 ...

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

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago

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 cas...

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, ...

Jody Weis Blasts Gambling Expansion Bill

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago top cop and current Chicago Crime Commission deputy director Jody Weis came out Wednesday in staunch opposition to the massive gambling...

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...

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...

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...