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  • Legislators punt on pension reform but pass gambling expansion

    Legislators punt on pension reform but pass gambling expansion
    — State lawmakers spent the final day of the spring session failing to act on the crucial issue of pension reform, instead approving a major gambling expansion that wasn't at the top of the agenda. The turn of events dealt a significant blow to...
  • 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...
  • Scaled-back gambling expansion plan surfaces

    Scaled-back gambling expansion plan surfaces
    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...
  • 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...
  • Fore!

    Fore!
    When lawmakers fled Springfield on May 31 without fixing the state's pension crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would bring them back "as soon as possible" to vote on a solution. One week. Two weeks. Three weeks. Four weeks and counting. The leaders are...
  • 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...
  • Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been removed from office

    Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been removed from office
    Sweeping aside six years of scandal and crippling political infighting with a historic impeachment vote, the state Senate on Thursday ousted one governor for abusing his power and anointed another who built his political career around having no power at...
  • Obama Visits Chicago for Democratic Fundraisers

    Obama Visits Chicago for Democratic Fundraisers
    (WGN-AM)- President Barack Obama was in town tonight for a pair of Democratic fundraisers in Chicago where organizers hope to raise more than $2 million. The president turned a big fundraiser at a downtown hotel into a bit of a pep rally for his effort...
  • Lawmakers Vote to Bar Convicted Politicians of Profiting from Crimes

    (WGN-AM) - The Illinois Senate gave final approval to a measure prompted by impeached and ousted former Governor Rod Blagojevich's attempts to profit on the notoriety surrounding his arrest and indictment on federal corruption charges. On a 59-0 tally,...
  • Gaming Bill Loses by Two Votes in Illinois Senate

    (WGN-AM) - The Senate has rejected a plan to significantly expand legalized gambling in Illinois. Democrats proposed casinos in Chicago, Rockford, and Park City in Lake County. But the measure died 28-28. It needed 30 votes to pass. Senate President...
  • Senate votes unanimously

    SPRINGFIELD — Sweeping aside six years of scandal and crippling political infighting with a historic impeachment vote, the state Senate on Thursday ousted one governor for abusing his power and anointed another who built his political career...