The negotiations of an Illinois expanded gaming bill are nearing the end. The
new bill would allow for the creation of five new casinos in the state.
The five areas that would be allowed to develop casinos in are Danville,
Rockford, Chicago, and Chicago's south suburbs. Supporters of the bill state
that the casino would help the slow economy in the south Chicago suburb areas.
The was approved by the state's senate. Now it is pending approval with the
state's House. Previously Governor Pat Quinn had vetoed two proposed expanded
gaming bills. However, he has announced that if there was a bill that showed
ethical protections and allowed for schools to benefit then he would be willing
The lawmakers are expected to adjourn starting May 31. It is unknown at this
time if the House will vote on the bill before the break.
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