| May 1, 2013
| 1:44 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A renewed push to greatly expand gambling in Illinois surfaced today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his weight behind a plan the state Senate quickly approved.
Like two previous bills that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed, the latest...
| May 15, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn and other prospective governor candidates next year might be targeting a new voting group during the Democratic and Republican primary elections: 17-year-olds.
The Senate on Wednesday sent to the governor a measure to allow 17-year-olds...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
— The Illinois House's longtime gambling expansion point man has dropped his sponsorship of a casino bill to avoid a potential conflict of interest.
Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie wrote to the House clerk that he is now affiliated with a law...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:22 AM
For Gov. Pat Quinn, putting pen to paper on a bill to salvage the nation's worst-funded state employee pension system will be a signature moment both literally and politically.
More than two years of the governor's repeated calls for action on the...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Recordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband.
After quarreling with her husband and...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Illinois 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.
| Oct 25, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Gov. 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...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:12 PM
A 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...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 10:11 AM
A 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...
| Sep 3, 2011
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...