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July 24, 2014, 5:42 am
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Senate Panel Places Bets on Gambling Expansion Legislation


A Senate panel is trying its luck one more time at passing a gambling expansion bill.

 

The Senate Executive Committee has approved a bill to create five new casinos at location from Chicago to Danville.

 

The bill would also allow for slot machines at Chicago’s airports.

 

Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed similar bills in the past… but hinted in his budget address Wednesday that gambling expansion could provide needed revenue for education.

 

But Quinn repeated his demand that any gaming bill must includes strict ethical safeguards, including… quote… “no loopholes for mobsters.”

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