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Gambling winnings for suburbs sidetracked in budget squabble

Gambling winnings for suburbs sidetracked in budget squabble

Municipal leaders throughout Chicago's suburbs are largely shrugging off news that Springfield's faceoff over reaching a budget agreement has put a hold on their share of revenue from video gambling. While the monthly checks can amount to tens of thousands of dollars for some cities and villages, officials are confident their communities are fiscally sound enough to ride out what they see as being a temporary situation. Gov. Bruce Rauner said that, lacking agreement on a balanced budget, the state doesn't have the authority to issue the checks. Businesses such as bars and restaurants that have relied on video gambling as a new revenue stream aren't affected and will...

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