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Gambling Expansion

Ill. lawmaker pushes again for gambling plan

SPRINGFIELD | An Illinois state lawmaker is making a last-minute push to expand gambling in Illinois, a revenue option he says should be on the table if Democratic leaders can't gather enough votes for a tax increase within the next two weeks.

May 19, 2014 11:53 am

Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing

CHICAGO | A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a state regulatory board than past attempts to expand gambling, but the plan also drew criticism from downstate officials and the horse racing industry who said it woul…

April 16, 2014 10:56 pm
Chicago-only casino option to face opposition

Chicago-only casino option to face opposition

SPRINGIFELD | The regionally divisive concept of expanding gambling only in Chicago is expected to be a central issue in hearings Wednesday as an Illinois lawmaker works to ready a gambling package for a vote this spring.

April 15, 2014 8:04 pm

Glenwood trustees pursue casino for village

GLENWOOD | The Village Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution that authorizes Glenwood to serve as a host for a casino gambling site.

March 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Glenwood to vote Tuesday on casino proposal

GLENWOOD | The Village Board is expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that if approved would throw Glenwood's hat into the ring as a potential host for a casino gambling site.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Gambling plan offers Illinois lawmakers a choice

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A state lawmaker who's trying to expand legalized gambling in Illinois is offering the General Assembly two choices, including one plan that would create a mega-casino in Chicago but nothing else in the state.

March 13, 2014 4:14 pm

Lansing, South Holland want share of potential casino revenue

Municipal officials in both Lansing and South Holland have long been on the record as saying they are not interested in a casino, but they are more than willing to share in the profits if one is built in a nearby community.

March 05, 2014 9:45 am
Group: South suburbs should share any area casino proceeds

Group: South suburbs should share any area casino proceeds

TINLEY PARK | At a time when Illinois communities prepare to fight over which may receive a proposed casino, one local group said south suburban communities should share in the potential for financial benefits.

March 04, 2014 6:30 am

Little compromise seen at forum on Illinois gambling

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. | A state lawmaker hoping compromise will propel his push to expand Illinois gambling got little showing of it during a public hearing Tuesday, when a casino and the notoriously poor city it benefits argued against the plan a nearby struggling racetrack desperately wants passed.

January 28, 2014 2:37 pm

Sponsor of Illinois gambling expansion plans talks

CHICAGO | The sponsor of a bill that would add five new casinos in Illinois and allow slot machines at both major Chicago airports plans to revive talks on the measure when the Legislature meets next week.

October 16, 2013 1:23 pm

New face at gambling negotiation table

SPRINGFIELD | There’s a new face at the negotiating table when it comes to a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Governor frowns on gaming legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence declared Tuesday that a Senate-approved plan intended to make Indiana's casinos more competitive includes an expansion of gambling he does not support.

March 12, 2013 6:00 pm Related

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