Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn said he won't sign any gambling expansion bill that doesn't meet his framework. The gambling expansion bill was narrowly defeated by state legislators a couple weeks ago.Next week, lawmakers are back in session and may try yet again to advance it.
Republican Illinois State Senator Matt Murphy says the Governor is unclear about his objections to a bill that would expand gambling.Both the Illinois House and Senate approved the bill earlier this year.
City Council members are coming out in support of a Chicago casino, but Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is questioning their position.Aldermen approved a resolution at the city council meeting Thursday that calls for revenue from the possible casino to fund infrastructure projects.
Chicagoans might not know until October if the city will get a casino. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is currently looking over the gambling bill, but it's not officially available to sign.Senate President John Cullerton explained on Monday why he's using a parliamentary procedure to hold the bill."