Illinois lawmakers have approved a budget that makes deep cuts to the spending proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn.Quinn, the Senate and the Illinois House have been at odds over how much to spend in the upcoming year.
Chicago's business community is already preparing to add a casino downtown, even before the gambling expansion gets approval from state legislators.The Illinois legislature is looking for ways to close a budget gap that could reach $15 billion.
Chicago is on its way to getting a new casino. The Illinois Senate narrowly passed a major gambling expansion proposal Wednesday. The bill would create five casinos around Illinois, including one in Chicago.Supporters, like state Sen.