WBEZ | Rep. Lou Lang http://www.wbez.org/tags/rep-lou-lang Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Slots at O’Hare, Midway Airports still up in the air http://www.wbez.org/news/slots-o%E2%80%99hare-midway-airports-still-air-107017 <p><p>Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn said he&rsquo;ll be reviewing a new gambling expansion bill that passed the state senate this week, including the part about adding slot machines to Chicago&rsquo;s airports. Quinn has vetoed two plans to expand gambling in recent years that would&rsquo;ve added casinos around Illinois, including one in Chicago.</p><p dir="ltr">One of those failed bills included a measure that allowed O&rsquo;Hare International and Midway Airports to install slots.</p><p dir="ltr">Quinn has been critical of slots at airports before. And that component is back in the latest gambling expansion bill approved by state senators.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;The governor&rsquo;s point of view on this is very critical to making it happen,&rdquo; said State Rep. Lou Lang, who&rsquo;s supporting the bill in the House.</p><p dir="ltr">Lang said the whole concept of adding slots at O&rsquo;Hare and Midway is still up in the air.</p><p dir="ltr">&ldquo;I am not in any way wedded to it,&rdquo; he said.</p><p dir="ltr">Lang said it&rsquo;s still being negotiated.</p><br /><p><em>Tony Arnold covers Illinois politics at WBEZ. Follow him <a href="https://twitter.com/tonyjarnold">@tonyjarnold</a>.</em></p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 17:19:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/slots-o%E2%80%99hare-midway-airports-still-air-107017