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.
Illinois' horse-racing industry could know within the next month or so whether the state will join 13 others in allowing slot machines at their tracks sites.Illinois lawmakers signed off on allowing the slots at the state's five major horse tracks last spring.
A group of Chicago alderman are urging Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn to sign a gambling expansion package. The City Council's black and Hispanic caucuses say they want a casino in Chicago to help boost revenue for infrastructure projects and job creation.