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  • Gambling interests cover their bets with campaign contributions

    Gambling interests cover their bets with campaign contributions
    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...
  • Move is on to halt inflated local pensions

    State Sen. Terry Link compares it to winning the lottery. Local government executives get fat bonuses and retire. Their pensions also are inflated by the bonus amounts, and so their retirement checks get fatter, to the point that they make more from...
  • One cozy casino deal

    One cozy casino deal
    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...
  • Revamped gambling expansion passes Illinois House panel

    Revamped gambling expansion passes Illinois House panel
    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...
  • Cullerton 'disappointed' in Quinn gambling veto threat

    Cullerton 'disappointed' in Quinn gambling veto threat
    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. The...
  • Quinn: new gambling measure not 'serious effort' to address concerns

    Quinn: new gambling measure not 'serious effort' to address concerns
    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...
  • Quinn to lawmakers on gambling: 'Make my day'

    Quinn to lawmakers on gambling: 'Make my day'
    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...
  • Illinois lawmakers approve major gambling expansion

    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate tonight sent Gov. Pat Quinn a major gambling expansion that would bring Mayor Rahm Emanuel his Chicago casino and slot machines at horse racing tracks. The governor had urged lawmakers to focus on pension reform...
  • Quinn signs crime victim bills

    Quinn signs crime victim bills
    Police soon will be required to notify crime victims of their rights within 48 hours under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday. Surrounded by children attending a day camp at St. John Bible Church in the Austin neighborhood, a center of gang-...
  • Quinn vetoes gambling expansion

    Quinn vetoes gambling expansion
    Gov. Pat Quinn today vetoed a major gambling expansion plan that would have allowed five new casinos, including one in Chicago. The move sets the stage for a potential showdown with lawmakers following the Nov. 6 election, when supporters of the bill...
  • Quinn listens to pitch from sponsors of major gambling expansion

    Quinn listens to pitch from sponsors of major gambling expansion
    Gov. 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...