The Illinois Senate approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow five new casinos in Illinois - including one in Chicago. The Senate approved the measure on a 30-27 vote, which now goes to Governor Pat Quinn for his approval.As recently as Friday, Quinn expressed objection to the size and scope
Illinois lawmakers have defeated a plan that would allow residents to carry concealed guns. The 'concealed carry' measure needed 71 votes to pass the Illinois House of Representatives, but failed to reach that threshold as 32 lawmakers voted against the proposal on Thursday.Illinois is virtuall
The State of Illinois faces some stiff competition to win some extra cash for high-speed rail projects. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that 23 other states are also competing for the $2.4 billion.