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  • 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...
  • Eclectic group auditions for Democratic lieutenant governor nomination

     
    Posted by By Rick Pearson and Michelle Manchir at 2:31 p.m. An eclectic collection of prospective candidates for the Democratic lieutenant governor nomination met with top party officials across the state today in scenes reminiscent of "American Idol"...
  • Top regulator says Illinois bill would excuse illegal video gambling

     
    UPDATE BY David Kidwell and Hal Dardick at 7:20 p.m. - Video bill stalls in House. A controversial bill critics said would give amnesty to operators of illegal video gambling machines stalled in the House on Friday after quietly passing......
  • Waukegan state Rep. Eddie Washington dies of heart attack

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 2:34 p.m. State lawmakers today remembered Rep. as someone who brought a unique passion to standing up for his Lake County constituents, especially those who had done wrong but needed a second chance.Washington, 56, was......
  • 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...