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A little-known hamlet of mobile homes tucked away in Lake County seems an unlikely location for a bustling new casino, one piece in a massive gambling expansion approved by Illinois lawmakers. Park City has just about 7,500 residents, virtually no...
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn challenged lawmakers today to stop playing games with a gambling package as the Senate prepares to serve up legislation modeled after what the governor says he favors but that's also unlikely to pass. "Stop the delays and whatever else...
Clout StreetA stripped-down version gambling expansion emerged today with provisions for five new casinos, including one in Chicago, as Democratic senators rolled out their own version of legislation they say would fit into Gov. Pat Quinn’s outline of what's...
The latest gambling package emerging at the Capitol meets Gov. Pat Quinn's requirement to be smaller and would give him some — but not all — of the reforms he's seeking in return for signing off. But the new version of gambling expansion also...
Tags: Government, Politics, Chicago, Pat Quinn, Laws
Clout StreetA revamped version of a major gambling expansion passed an Illinois House committee today. The measure aims at meeting Gov. Pat Quinn's requirement to be smaller and would give him some — but not all — of the reforms he's seeking in return...
Tags: Government, Chicago, Politics, Pat Quinn, Laws
Nearly three-fourths of the lawmakers who voted on doubling the number of Illinois casinos accepted political contributions in the last 18 months from the gambling industry — a practice several states ban. Casinos, racetracks and video poker...
Clout StreetIllinois Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday night that he’s “disappointed” in Gov. Pat Quinn’s rejection of a plan to put slot machines at horse-race tracks in exchange for expanding casino gambling to Chicago. The...
About 400 pools statewide are in danger of closing this weekend because they do not have legally mandated drains designed to keep swimmers from getting trapped, regulators warned Tuesday. Some schools, park districts, hotels, and condo and apartment...
Change of SubjectQ. Is there really "a little-known process" in Illinois government "in which the legislative leadership and special-interest groups determine which bills are debated and which ones aren't"? A. Kinda, yeah. The allegation comes from a recent Voice of the...
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn said today that he’s met with sponsors of a major gambling expansion he’s criticized as “top heavy,” the first of what he says will be many meetings as he weighs whether to sign off on the measure. The gathering...
Clout StPosted by Ray Long, Monique Garcia and David Heinzmann at 8:55 p.m. State lawmakers are quietly exploring how to push through a major gambling expansion during next monthâ€™s fall session, the political safety zone that will open and shut for......
Clout StPosted by Joseph Ryan at 7:03 p.m. Already facing tough campaigns up and down Tuesdayâ€™s ballot, Democrats botched an early voting effort in the Chicago area. Illinois Democratic Party workers started mailing applications for absentee ballots to...
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