Gov. Quinn antes up a scaled-back gambling expansion plan

October 18, 2011

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(AP/Seth Perlman)
Gov. Pat Quinn said he would veto the current proposal for gambling expansion.

Monday was a tough day at the track for proponents of gambling expansion in Illinois. The General Assembly’s gambling bill never actually made it to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk; but that didn’t stop him from shooting it down. Quinn claimed that he did not want Illinois to become the Las Vegas of the Midwest--but he did offer an alternative that left the door open for a Chicago casino. WBEZ’s state government reporter Kristen McQueary analyzed the governor’s move on Eight Forty-Eight. McQueary also reports for the Chicago News Cooperative.