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Gov. Pat Quinn Names Illinois Gaming, Racing Board Members

(Chicago, IL) October 24, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today rolled-out numerous appointments to the state’s more than 320 boards and commissions, including the Illinois Gaming Board and the Illinois Racing Board. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Kills Illinois Gaming Bill; Offers Counter Plan Likely to Sink New Casinos

(Chicago, IL) — October 17, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that would not sign the gaming expansion passed by the Illinois legislature in May. Instead, Quinn offered a proposal that, among other things, would prohibit the installation of slot machines at horse race tracks, a proposition that likely dooms any gaming expansion in Illinois. … Continue reading »

Rep. Lang Says Gov. Quinn’s Office Unwilling to Negotiate on Illinois Gaming Bill

(Springfield, IL) – October 14, 2011. A plan to add five casinos throughout the state, expand the number of places where people can make bets at each casino, and allow video gambling at horse tracks eked out of the Legislature this spring but stalled in the face of opposition from Governor Pat Quinn. Continue reading »

Pushing Back on Emanuel, Gov. Pat Quinn Announces Rail Construction Project for Chicago’s South Side

(Chicago, IL) — August 23, 2011. As a part of the growing spat with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over the fate of a tax revenue-rich casino for Chicago, Governor Pat Quinn today went out of his way to highlight his efforts to create jobs in Chicago by announcing the start of construction for a railroad … Continue reading »

AUDIO: Governor Pat Quinn Says He Will Put Massive Illinois Gaming Expansion Bill Under a “Microscope”

(Springfield, IL) – June 1, 2011. The proposal to add five new casinos and add slot machines at horse racing tracks awaits Governor Pat Quinn’s signature. But Quinn said today at a press conference in Springfield that he has concerns, calling the bill “excessive”. The Governor wants to examine the bill thoroughly – under a … Continue reading »

Rep. Lou Lang Sees Illinois Gambling Expansion Vote by End of Week

(Springfield, IL) – January 4, 2010. In order to get five new casinos, Illinois lawmakers may be willing to make it easier for the state’s 10 existing riverboats to expand. Continue reading »

Rep. Lou Lang Sees Thorough Review, Changes for Illinois Senate Gaming Bill

(Springfield, IL) — December 2, 2010. Illinois State Senate-approved legislation to expand Illinois gaming faces a thorough review and likely changes in the Illinois House, according to House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie). Continue reading »

Illinois Senate Panel Advances Reworked Illinois Gaming Expansion Bill

(Springfield, IL) — December 1, 2010. Reworked legislation to add five Illinois casinos, boost the number of slot machines at existing river boats, and field slots at Illinois racetracks yesterday advanced out of a key Illinois State Senate committee into an uncertain future before the full senate and into even murkier waters in the Illinois House–if it gets that far. Continue reading »

Illinois Gaming: Rep. Will Burns Pushes Slots at Illinois Race Tracks; Negotiation Deadlock Keeps Plan in Limbo

(Springfield, IL) — April 29, 2010. Organized labor leaders and State Rep. Will Burns (D-Chicago) today gave a public push at a press conference in Springfield to legislation that would permit slot machines at the state’s horse racing facilities. The plan, House Bill 5975, would generate an estimated $100 million to $300 million annually that … Continue reading »

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